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24 September 2014

Did you know?

Ever wondered how or why a place was named?

pp Pt Perpendicular
Originally named “Pt Upright” by Cpt. James Cook in 1770 as he sailed by the bay, due to perpendicular cliffs.
The name was changed to its existing name during colonial times.
Untitled_Panorama1 Murrays Beach
Commemorates the late Cecil McLeod Murray, who established the first mechanical workshop in Sawtell.

Cape St George
23 April 1770. Cook. It was discovered by Cook on St George's Day. The lighthouse built at St George's Head had to be destroyed because it was built in the wrong place, and was a danger to shipping.


Sussex Inlet
Recorded by surveyor Thomas Florence in 1827 as Sussex Haven




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