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Camperdown, New South Wales
Camperdown is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. It was established as a residential and farming area in the early 19th century. Camperdown takes its name from the Battle of Camperdown (or Kamperduin in Dutch). It was named by William Bligh who received a grant of 240 acres (1 km²) of land covering present day Camperdown and parts of Newtown. The land passed to Bligh's son in-law Maurice O'Connell, Commandant of the New South Wales Corps when Bligh returned to England. Today, Camperdown is a heavily-populated Inner West Sydney suburb, and is home to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the historic Camperdown Cemetery and the University of Sydney.
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