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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
31st October 2014
Reference:   78808
Placename:   Bongil Bongil National Park
Designation:   Reserve
Status:   Assigned 6th October 1995
GNB File:   GNB4215
LGA:   Coffs Harbour
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 24 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 23 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 02 04
Topographic Map:   Raleigh
1:100000 Map:   Coffs Harbour 9537
Parish:   North Bellingen
County:   Raleigh
Description:   A reserve on the coast extending from 1.5 km NNW of Bundagen Headland in a northerly direction to the northern bank of Bonville Creek. It occupies portions 339, 357,307, 309, 78 and the Crown Reserve on the beach in the Parish of North Bellingen, portions 76 and 173, Parish of Bonville, and the adjoining Bonville and Pine Creeks.
Meaning:   The meaning is shown in the Origin section above. According to the National Parks Journal of October 1994, the words Bongil Bongil are from the Gumbaingeri language and mean 'abundance of food'. See also N Yates' History of Coffs Harbour.
Origin:   The name Bongil Bongil is the name of a sub-group of the Gumbaingerie tribe which occupied the general area bounded by the Clarence River in the north, the Nambucca River in the south, Dorrigo in the west and the Pacific Ocean.( R Dacker, Aboriginal Land Council, Coffs Harbour).
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