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19th April 2019
Reference:   61475
Placename:   Urunga
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 19th December 1969
Previous Name:   Bellinger Heads
GNB File:   GNB3736
LGA:   Bellingen
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 01 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 01 04
Topographic Map:   Raleigh
1:100000 Map:   Coffs Harbour 9537
Parish:   Newry
County:   Raleigh
Description:   A town on the south bank of the Kalang River west of the Bellinger River mouth, about 16km N of Nambucca. It is 32km S of Coffs Harbour at the mouth of the Bellinger River, Urunga is seperated from the ocean by a broad lagoon. Boundaries within the Bellingen Council area shown on map GNB3736.
Meaning:   Urunga - an Aboriginal word meaning Long Beach. Ref. Aboriginal Place Names by A.W. Reed. Also: Urunga or Uringa for a long beach. Several refer to places where land juts out into water. (Oceania;Vol.XXXIV,No4,p.300;June,1964
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Formerly Gumbaynggir land. (Appleton; 1992).
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