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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st December 2014
Reference:   2460
Placename:   Bangalow
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 21st May 1971
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 41 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 31 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 40 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 31 04
Topographic Map:   Byron Bay
1:100000 Map:   Ballina 9640
Parish:   Byron
County:   Rous
Description:   Town on the Pacific Highway about 15 km S by E of Mullumbimby.
Origin:   Aboriginal: from bangalla, a low hill; a kind of palm tree. (Reed 1967) Also: The Bundjalung word for the Bangalow palm is 'bigibin' often seen as 'piccabeen'. Bangalow is not a local Aboriginal word. (Richmond-Tweed Regional Library,1984).
History:   Stands on Bundjalung Aboriginal land. Earlier known as Byron Creek - the Postal Dept. invited suggestions from residents for a new name, B- angalow for palms growing in area. (Richmond Tweed Reg. Lib. 1964).
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