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Cobourg Peninsula

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Name Cobourg Peninsula
Type Designation Peninsula
Place Id 11813
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -11° 16' S (Decimal degrees -11.2667)
Longitude: 131° 54' E (Decimal degrees 131.9)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  West Arnhem Shire Council
History/Origin PP King named the peninsula on 1 May 1818. to honour "His Royal Highness, Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg." He was an uncle of Queen Victoria. King's spelling of 'Cobourg' has been kept for the peninsula name in the NT because of the number of maps using this form rather than 'Saxe-Coburg' - the German form as used in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg.

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