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A suburb about 2 km SE by S of Balmain and about 2 km W of Woolloomooloo. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB 3718
It is said to have been named in jest in the early 19th century after Bad Pyrmont, then a popular German resort, but some connection with Dharuk Aboriginal name for the area, Pirrama, is possible (Cam Dict)
PYRMONT name said to mean 'pure and uncontaminated spring' P. 320 P. 392. (Infr. from RAHSJ Vol 31 pt 5 & 6. Also: may be some connection to Dharuk Aboriginal name for the area 'Pirrama'. (Appleton; 1992).
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