Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Wed Dec 22 19:53:08 EST 2004

On 23/12/04 11:47 AM, "Jon Noble" <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Here's the info on the place name from the local
> council;
> http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/Library/Local_History/placenames.htm
> MacMaster's Beach: Alan MacMaster owned 600 acres
> originally granted to John Tooth on the northern side
> of Cockrone Lake.
> Jon (who will let people play with the meaning of the
> word "cockrone" - an aged hermaphrodite perhaps)

Thanks Jon! I couldn't find it in a search yesterday. Didn't think of the
library. (der!) Pity it doesn't give dates.

As for Cockrone Lake, there was a Cochran family lived there, and the lake
is still called Cockrone Lake.


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