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29th May 2020
Reference:   47142
Placename:   Port Jackson
Designation:   Harbour
Status:   Assigned 16th July 1976
LGA:   Mosman
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 50 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 16 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 49 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 16 04
Topographic Map:   Sydney Heads
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Willoughby
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A harbour which comprises of all the waters within an imaginary line joining North Head and South Head. Within this harbour lies North Harbour, Middle Harbour and Sydney Harbour.
Meaning:   PORT JACKSON - so named by cook on May 6 1770, after a friend George Jackson P 1. (Infr. from 'A Place of Pioneers')
Origin:   Captain Cook named the Port after Sir George Jackson, one of the secretaries of the Admiralty. Maritime Services Board, Port of Sydney, Vol9 No2 Sept 1965. PORT JACKSON - Origion of names in RAHSJ Vo. 31 pp 313-337.
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