Georges Heights, New South Wales

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Georges Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Former officers residence and barrack, now a restaurant
Postcode(s) 2088
Location 8 km (5 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Mosman
Localities around Georges Heights:
Balmoral
Spit Junction Georges Heights
Clifton Gardens

Georges Heights is an urban locality in the suburb of Mosman, adjoining Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Georges Heights is located in the local government area of the Municipality of Mosman and is part of the Lower North Shore.

History[edit]

Georges Heights was named after King George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820, which was during the time that the First Fleet left Portsmouth, England in 1788 and arrived in what is now Sydney Harbour.[1]

The Georges Head Battery located in Georges Heights was constructed in 1871. A naval depot stands on the eastern side of Chowder Bay.

Submarine mine observing station behind the gun emplacements at Georges Heights

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 108

Coordinates: 33°49′55″S 151°15′32″E / 33.832°S 151.259°E / -33.832; 151.259