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Geoff Burnett
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Australia
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Posted - 17 Feb 2013 :  13:07:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
I'm new to this site and would like to find out about the connection between my surname and the region in Australia called Burnett. Can anyone help

Joandy8
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Australia
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Posted - 28 Mar 2013 :  01:12:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
National Library of Australia Trove website says that the Burnett River was named after James Charles Burnett, the surveyor who traced the river to its source. NSW Governor Charles Fitzroy anemd it on 7 September 1847. James Charles Burnett (1818-1854)surveyed many Queensland towns, and explored both the Mary and Burnett Rivers.
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