Garrison Point

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Garrison Point
Georges River, Garrison Point.JPG
Georges River as seen from Garrison Point
Coordinates 33°54′26″S 150°58′23″E / 33.907109°S 150.973177°E / -33.907109; 150.973177Coordinates: 33°54′26″S 150°58′23″E / 33.907109°S 150.973177°E / -33.907109; 150.973177
Offshore water bodies Georges River and Prospect Creek

Garrison Point is a promontory and historically significant urban park located near the junction of Georges River and Prospect Creek. The parkland may be accessed off Henry Lawson Drive, in the south-western Sydney suburb of Georges Hall, in the Canterbury-Bankstown Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia.

In 1795 Matthew Flinders, George Bass, and the boy servant William Martin, explored the Georges River to land at what is now Garrison Point and discover the what[clarification needed] is now part of Bankstown. The area is so named because in Bankstown's early history, a garrison of soldiers was stationed here to ensure the safety of Major George Johnston as he conducted a census in the area.

The park is now the local focus of annual Australia Day celebrations in the Bankstown area.

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External links

  • Sydney's inner west Online
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