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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
25th July 2014
Reference:   7466
Placename:   Bonville
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 13th August 1999
GNB File:   GNB159,3749
LGA:   Coffs Harbour
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 23 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 03 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 22 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 03 04
Topographic Map:   Raleigh
1:100000 Map:   Coffs Harbour 9537
Parish:   Bonville
County:   Raleigh
Description:   A town about 12 km SW of Coffs Harbour. Boundaries within the Coffs Harbour Council area shown on map GNB3749.
Meaning:   From Bongol Bongol/Bongil Bongil which means a place where one stays a long time.
Origin:   There was once an abundance of food available here and Bellinger tribes came here for long periods. Large Middens W of Reserve. The first selector W.E. Bayldon gave it the name Bonville as a more pleasant sounding name then the native Bongol. (Often called Bungle) (GNB 159).
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