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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2018
Reference:   9856
Placename:   Brunswick Heads
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 20th May 1994
Previous Name:   Brunswick
GNB File:   GNB428,3744
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 33 37
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 32 37
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 33 31
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 32 41
Topographic Map:   Byron Bay
1:100000 Map:   Ballina 9640
Parish:   Brunswick
County:   Rous
Description:   Town on East Coast at the Brunswick River mouth about 13 km NNW of Byron Bay. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3744
Origin:   Originally Bandjalang Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
History:   Proclaimed village of Brunswick 20th March, 1885, but known as Brunswick Heads. Brunswick River discovered in 1828 by John Rous in 'HMS Rainbow' and named it after Queen Caroline of Brunswick.
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