Brokers Nose

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Brokers Point
Brokers Nose, Corrimal or Brokers Peak
Brokers Point is located in New South Wales
Brokers Point
Brokers Point
New South Wales, Australia
Elevation 440 m (1,444 ft)
Location
Range Illawarra
Coordinates 34°21′55″S 150°52′34″E / 34.36528°S 150.87611°E / -34.36528; 150.87611Coordinates: 34°21′55″S 150°52′34″E / 34.36528°S 150.87611°E / -34.36528; 150.87611[1]

Brokers Point or Brokers Nose or Corrimal Peak or Brokers Peak, is a point[2] on the Illawarra Range, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

With an elevation of approximately 440 metres (1,440 ft) AMSL,[citation needed] Brokers Nose, as it is more commonly known as, is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Corrimal and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of Bulli. At its summit there is a television transmission tower. There is a track leading to the top but both track and summit are open to the public; the summit is protected as part of the Illawarra Escarpment State Recreation Area.

Etymology[edit]

The name is vague in its origins and there are three possible explanations for it. One tells that an early settler named Brooker was the origin, the second that poor miners would take their families up to the summit for picnics, and they were brokers (poor people), and the third says that the cliff outcrop resembles the nose of a broker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Search: Brokers Nose". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government. 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brokers Point". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 December 2013.