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8th December 2019
Reference:   5748
Placename:   Blacktown
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 9th January 1987
GNB File:   GNB3725,2697
LGA:   Blacktown
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 46 20
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 54 20
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 46 14
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 54 24
Topographic Map:   Prospect
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Prospect
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A suburb about 5 km NE of Prospect Reservoir and about 6 km SE of Rooty Hill. Boundaries within the Blacktown Council area shown on map GNB3725. Previous boundaries shown on map marked GNB2697/F
Origin:   Word may indicate the location for the aborigines sponsored by Governor Macquarie - in 1826 P.7. (Information from Blacktown Public School Centenary Booklet 1871-1971) Also see RAHS Vol 4, P 485.
History:   Blacks` Town was established by Governor Macquarie in 1821 when land was first granted to Aborigines in the area. (Pollon: The Book of Sydney Suburbs, 1988)
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