Edited: the old photo below turns out to be Macquarie pass that does look much like Government Bend.
Government Bend was named such because, typically like the government, it would go one way and then with little notice go the opposite way. The Bend that we know now was widened when Eurobodalla Council undertook "minor scabbling" of the rock face that saw thousands of cubic metres taken out instead
Above Clyde Mountain by IG @mitchpearso
And for a bit of fun - here is Brown Mountain in the early days