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Notes on the Origins and Locations of Place Names

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains,

New South Wales


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Dagworth - Grant to Captain Thomas Valentine Bloomfield, Maitland. County Northumberland. A tract of flat and partly swampy land situated on Wallis Creek. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Dalkeith - Town in Co. Bligh. Near Cassilis. Near the Krui River

Dalswinton - Estate of Peter Cunningham - Upper Hunter

Dalwood - Co. Northumberland near Maitland. Estate of George Wyndham

Dandrie - district of Liverpool Plains. Station of James Evans

Dano Range - district of Liverpool Plains on the Mooki river 43 miles from Murrurundi. Station of Samuel Clift

Daragen - Aboriginal - Morpeth Swamps (1860s)

Darby Street Cook' Hill - Originally Lake Macquarie Road. Named after A.A. company surveyor Lieut. George Darby of 45th regt., who first laid out town allotments on the Company estate. Darby was later a schoolmaster.

Dark Creek - early name for part of Jesmond

Darlington - Parish in Co. Durham. Township adjoining Singleton in parish of Auckland on the Hunter River. Fertile agricultural district. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Dartbrook - a stream rising on the Liverpool range near Mount Towarra, Co. Brisbane. It runs through the county and flows into the river Hunter. Kamilaroi aboriginal name Coomawidyera. Tributaries Petwynne Valley, Middle and Sharke's Creeks. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Dartbrook House - Owned by Thomas Simpson Hall

Davies Creek - Co. Brisbane. 209 mils N Sydney. Nearest railway station in 1893 Aberdeen. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Davis Town - Co. Northumberland. A postal village 61 miles N of Sydney. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Dawson's Hill - Singleton district Dawson Street Cooks Hill - named after Robert Dawson, commissioner of A.A. Co.

Deadman's Creek - a small eastern tributary of Black Creek. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Deard's Farm - Paterson

Deega Estate - Lake Macquarie - A grant to A.W. Scott. Killingworth

Deep Creek - Co. Gloucester. 356 miles N. of Sydney. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Deep Water - district of New England. Station of Messrs and A. Windeyer

Deepwater Estate - Cockle Creek c. 1884

Deerubbbun River - the native name of the Hawkesbury River

Dellhurst - Singleton district

Delungara - district of Liverpool Plains. Hall's station

Dempsey Island - Island in the Hunter River situated between Ash Island and Moscheto Island

Dempster Island - as above - see Barrallier's 1801 map

Denison Street Hamilton - named after Sir William Thomas Denison, an early Governor of NSW

Denman - After Lord Thomas Denman (1779 - 1854), Lord Chief Justice of England, grandfather of Lord Denman, Governor General of Australia 1911 - 14) Situated Co. Brisbane. Near Wollemi National Park

Dennis's Dog Kennel - Co. Northumberland near the Great North road 78 miles from Sydney. See Dixon's map. Near Mt. Macquoid.

Deptford - Raymond Terrace - named after a suburb of London by William Lowe pioneer ship builder

Derahbambah - (a.n.) - also Punte or Puntei. Land on which Ebenezer was built - Toronto Lake Macquarie

Derraderra - district of Liverpool Plains . William Cox's station

Derridgerie - Rough bushes that grow in creeks (aboriginal meaning)

Derriga - a small stream Co. Durham. Runs into the Myall. Later known as Sugarloaf Creek.

Devil's Backbone - On the Great North Road

Dewey Point - Toronto, Lake Macquarie

Dewrang - High in mountainous country

Diamond Drill Point - opposite South Beach estate in 1931, south of Nords Wharf

Diega Flat - West of Trialba House towards Wallsend. Co. Northumberland. A tract of flat country lying on the NW of Lake Macquarie and on the banks of Cockle Creek. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893.

Digby Grove - Quorrobolong. Estate of Achilles Daunt

Dilgoor - Aboriginal name. Junction of Page and Hunter Rivers

Dilgry - Rocky

Dingadee - Good place for game - estate of John Hooke's 4 miles from Dungog

Dinindarine - district of Liverpool Plains on the Manning River. Station of Otto Baldwin

Diniwarindi - Otto Baldwin's run near Manilla. Later known as Durham Court.

Dirra - district of Liverpool Plains. O'Neil's station

Dobell Park - Wangi in honor of Sir William Dobell, artist

Dockyard - name given to part of Millers forest where John Korff's shipyard was situated

Doggrel Creek - Flows into the Williams River

Doghole Farm - Close to Minmi, part of James Muir's land

Donnybrook - Estate of Beresford Hudson near Mount Elizabeth several miles from Lamb's Valley

Donny Brook Inn - near Singleton

Dooreldoorel - a creek situated on Co. Gloucester flowing into the Williams River

Dooribang / Doorabang - Aboriginal name for the Williams River

Doree - Co. Northumberland, a postoffice, 126 miles N of Sydney. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893
Doreet - A creek situated in Co. Gloucester flowing into the Williams River

Doribank - Estate on the Williams River. Offered for sale by Archibald McLeod in 1851

Dorigo Creek - small stream flowing into the Myall river (Teggs:1842)

Dory (Dora) A creek in Co. Northumberland on which stands the town of Newport. Flows into Lake Macquarie. (aboriginal meaning Doree Doree meant a creek running to the lake). Also known as Nekinda; also Dorri Brook. 81 miles N of Sydney.

Doughboy Hollow - district of Liverpool Plains 5 miles from Murrurundi; the station of Dr. Gill

Dowadee Island - Port Stephens (1826)

Dowling's Range - near Hungry Flat (see Dixon's map). Co. Northumberland - a part of the Hunter Range lying between Snodgrass Valley on the S and McDonald's Flat on the N. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Downgimbie - (Aboriginal meaning- mussel ground) - Muswellbrook

Doyles Creek- A creek situated in Co. Hunter. Empties into the Hunter River. Cyrus Matthew Doyle

Drilldool - district of Liverpool Plains on the Namoi River. Station of Edward White

Drummond Range - a range of mountains situated in district of Liverpool Plains. South of the Gwyder river

Duckinfield House - House belonging to John Eales - Hunter River

Duck Hole - old name for Pindimar

Duck Hole Estate - Also known as the Big Swamp. Also known as Chevelly. Part of the Millers Forest area.

Duck Island - Island in the Hunter River below confluence of Hunter and Paterson Rivers. (See Barrallier's 1801 map)

Duck River Farm - Farm belonging to Francis Moran

Duff's Pass - Co. Hunter, a crossing place over Doyle's Creek from Singleton to the neighbourhood of Dabee.

Duguid's Hill - Co. Northumberland, a hill about 2 miles SW of Lochinvar. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Dulcamah Estate - At Whittingham. First owned by Robert A. Rodd who sold it to Duncan Forbes Mackay

Dulwich - Estate of James Glennie. Situated on Falbrook, Co. Durham

Dumaresq St. Newcastle - Named after Col. Henry Dumaresq who succeeded Sir William Edward Parry as Commissioner of A.A. Company.

Dunbar's Creek - Co. Durham. 188 miles N of Sydney. 12 miles from Muswellbrook. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Duncans - a creek in the district of Liverpool Plains. On this stream is the station of J.T. Armytage & Co.

Dungaleer - district of Liverpool Plains. Emanuel Hungerford's station

Dungee - Situated in district of McLeay on Dungee Creek. Station of Alexander Gammack

Dungog - Clear hills (aboriginal meaning). Tunkok (aboriginal name). Gringai tribe. Situated Co. Durham on the Williams River.

Dungowan - district of Liverpool Plains. Run belonging to Isaac Haig, also Hamilton's station. 16 miles from Tamworth

Duninald - Estate belonging to William Dun - Paterson River

Dun's Creek - near Duninald

Dunmore - Named by Andrew Lang, the original grantee in 1822, after his mother's maiden name - Paterson

Dunmore House - Situated on the estate of Dunmore

Dunolly - Singleton district

Dunvegan Estate - Upper Paterson

Dural - district of Liverpool Plains. Station of John Wild

Durham - County of NSW. Towns include Paterson, Muswellbrook, Seaham, Clarencetown, Dungog, Hinton, Gresford, Merton and Camberwell.

Duri - Estate at Broke

Dyrring - Parish in the Co. of Durham bounded on the W. by Brought; E. by Mirannie; and S. by Sedgefield. In this parish is situated Mount Dyrring, a peak of the Mount Royal Range under which is Fallbrook

High Street West Maitland - Illustrated Sydney News 8 August 1889