Gonzales Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE side of Oak Bay (municipality), Victoria Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°24'42"N, 123°17'38"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Gonzales Point adopted 1 March 1910 on Ottawa file OBF 0177, as labelled on early charts, eg. British Admiralty Chart 577, 1864 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1790 by Manuel Quimper, after his first mate aboard the Princesa Real, Gonzalo de Lopez de Haro.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Identified as "Consulls Point" on 1892 map "Southern Districts of Vancouver Island"

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office