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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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Failford - Co. Gloucester 219 miles N of Sydney. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Fairfield Farm - Near Newcastle 1850s

Fairley - Holmesville

Falbrook - a stream of water in Co. Durham. Flows through Camberwell and into the Hunter River. Fed by the Carron and Goorangoola Creeks and the Foybrook. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Falbrook Estate - 4000 acres belonging to Alexander Brodie Sparke. Hunter Valley

False Bay - early name for Fingal Bay because mariners mistook it for Port Stephens

Fame Point - Port Stephens - named after the vessel Fame

Farley - Co. Northumberland. Named by Captain Emmanuel Hungerford, a settler of 1828, after his home town Farleigh near Bath, England

Farmborough - The original name of Branxton was Farmborough. Later it was known as Black Creek. Farmborough was part of William Bowen's estate

Fassifern - Scottish origin. Suburb of Lake Macquarie. Co. Northumberland

Fennells Bay - named after Richard Fennell

Fenwick's Hill - near Gresford

Fermoy Cottage - Devonshire St. West. Maitland. Jeremiah Ledsam

Fern Gully - Singleton district

Fern Hill - Singleton district

Figtree Point - Point of land on the southern side of Fennell Bay bridge

Finch Mount - Co. Northumberland. A peak in the Hunter range about 6 miles SE of Wollombi. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Fingal Bay - A bay situated in the county of Gloucester, near Port Stephens harbour. Early name False Bay

Firefly Creek - Co. Gloucester. A tributary of the head of the Burril Creek. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Fishery Creek - located between Hexham and Sandgate - drained into Hexham Wetlands

Fitzroy - a parish in Co. of Gloucester bounded on the N. by Crosbie; S by Verulam, and E. by the Australian Agricultural Company's estate

Five Islands - Boolaroo; Teralba district

Flaggy Creek - located at Glenrock Lagoon

Flagstaff Hill - Newcastle (aboriginal name Tahlbihn Point). Early name for Fort Scratchley

Flowerbank Hill - Singleton

Fly Road - Co. Gloucester. Beteen Stephens Point and Toomeree Heads. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Foley's Folly - Co. Parry. Quartz mining village situated 3 miles from Hanging Rock township. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Forbestown - private subdivision at South Muswellbrook.

Fordwich - Wollombi Brook - Arthur Blaxland. Singleton district

Fordwick - Situated at Gammon Plains, Co. Brisbane

Forster - After William Forster, Premier of NSW 1859. Co. Gloucester. 227 miles N of Sydney. Called by the Manning River aboriginal Wooboomba meaning That Kangaroo

Fort Fiddlesticks - Convict name for Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley - former fortifications perched atop a large knoll that lies immediately behind, and overlooking, Nobbys Beach, the headland and the river mouth. Named for architect Col. Peter Scratchley Named Braithwaite's Head by Lieut. Shortland in 1797

Fosterton - small settlement near Chichester River. 10 miles N of Dungog

Four Mile Creek - Earlier name Bagman Creek. Tributary of the Hunter River flowing through Millers Forest

Foybrook - A stream of water in Co. Durham. Empties into the Hunter River near Camberwell

Frederick Point - Co. Northumberland - a tongue of land jutting out into Brisbane Water Harbour and forming part of the township of Gosford. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Freeman's Waterhole - a settlement south of The Gap once known as Heatonville

Frenchmans Rock - Swansea - Named for the French ship Henri which foundered in 1852

Freshwater Bay - Shown on Barrallier's 1801 map of Newcastle. Near Stockton

Freshwater Creek - Teralba; also known as the Gravel Pits.

Friendship Point - early name for Soldiers Point, Port Stephens

Frog Hollow - Dudley.

Frying Pan Point - Lake Macquarie. South of Point Wolstoncroft

Fullerton Cove - After William Fullerton traveller and soldier 1754- 1808. Situated Co. Gloucester. Extensive Cove of Port Hunter. A large lagoon on the N shore of the Hunter River opposite Newcastle. A large sandy island called Wallis' Island lies on its western side and a small sandbank at its entrance. Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW 1893

Furrucabad Creek - Co. Gough - a small tributary of the Rocky Ponds Creek flowing near the township of Glen Innes

High Street West Maitland - Illustrated Sydney News 8 August 1889