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Hi all,

I am hoping the mods will leave this thread on the main board for a little while. 

Alphabetical List of Place Names in NSW  (You get the name,  followed by the Parish, the County, the Land District, the Pastures Protection District and the Local Govt Authority)

The Alphabetical list is of the
cities,
towns,
villages,
public schools,
localities,
rivers,
creeks,
gullies,
mountains,
mountain ranges,
railway stations,
platforms,
public watering places,
bores,
lakes,
lagoons etc.   
It does NOT include the areas within 20 miles of the Sydney GPO or the Major Rivers;D

Several handy pdf files at the following link  (Geographical Names Board)
http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/publications/place_names_book
Place Names NSW 1954 Letter
Map of NSW
Preliminary info in the book  (a contents list, a list of standard abbreviations used, and lots of other useful info)
Place Names 1954 A-B
Place Names 1954 C-F
Place Names 1954 G-L
Place Names 1954 M-P
Place Names 1954 Q-T
Place Names 1954 U-Z


I am hoping this will be of benefit to anyone researching their family history in the then rural/regional/remote districts of NSW. 

Cheers,  JM

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Re: ONLINE lists alpha place names and other info in NEW SOUTH WALES circa 1954-1976
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 February 14 08:32 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks, this will prove very useful for me :)

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Re: ONLINE lists alpha place names and other info in NEW SOUTH WALES circa 1954-1976
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 00:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

In the November 2017 issue of Now&Then from NSW State Archives, they note this resource :

Alphabetical list of place names NSW

 The alphabetical list of names of cities, towns, villages, bores, stations, lakes and many more is now available online at the Geographical Names Board of NSW website. The original book was compiled by clerk Ernest C Gleeson in the NSW Information Bureau in the 1940s and 50s, and used by that department since October 1954. It is particularly useful for obtaining the parish names for towns and localities in NSW.

 A photocopy of the original has long been in use in our Reading Room, and continues to be available at the inquiry desk for readers to consult.   


https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/magazine/nowthen-enewsletter

JM

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deleting, I posted on wrong thread, all sorted now.  ::)
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Re: ONLINE lists alpha place names and other info in NEW SOUTH WALES circa 1954-1976
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 February 19 00:36 GMT (UK) »
Shhhhhhhhhh    ::)  ::)  ::) I DID IT AGAIN .... posted on the WRONG THREAD ... I have copied it across to the following thread where I had intended it to go  ::) ::)  ::)   :-[  :-[  :-[ ...
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=808479.msg6679351#msg6679351


The 1913 New South Wales Electoral Roll for the electorate of Hasting and Macleay has a polling place at Dick’s Mount.   There were 38 electors on that roll for that polling place and their addresses do not include any street names, but do include the following localities:
Maria River
Torrens river
Thompson’s Hill,
Back Creek,
Dick’s Mount,
Piper’s Creek,
Big Hill,

Trove has the following informative cutting from the 19 Jan 1918 Port Macquarie news and Hastings River Advocate re the mail service for Dick’s Mount ….   ‘a majority of the residents prefer the launch service’  so the mail would arrive by boat ….  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/105141561

The Land and Property Information service for NSW is now conducted by a private organisation, but they do still provide free access to the some of the cancelled civil parish maps that the Lands Office held …
http://www.nswlrs.com.au/land_titles/historical_records_online/historical_maps_cancelled_editions

Some online resources here:
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=678243.0  and
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=777978.0

The Sands NSW Country Directory in 1919 has the following for Dick’s Mount
290 m (miles) N (North of Sydney GPO) Via Taree
Sidney C BAKER, Farmer
Thomas EMERTON, Farmer
Thomas FRY, Farmer
Robert HALL, Farmer
E T MUMFORD, Teamster
Charles R PARKIN, Farmer
Francis W TASKER, Farmer
William F TOLMAN, Farmer

City of Sydney Archives for free to search Sands Directories :
https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/search-our-collections/sands-directory

Piper's creek according to Wikipedia is a watercourse that is part of the Hastings River catchment, rising about 4 kms northwest of Ballengarra trig station in the Ballengarra State Forest .... The Pacific Highway crosses the river near Kundabung...

The NSW Geographical Names Board has Pipers Creek (I presume it is near Dick's Mount) as in the parish of Prospect, County of Macquarie  :)


JM
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