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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
20th October 2018
Reference:   61026
Placename:   Uki
Designation:   Village
Status:   Assigned 23rd May 2003
GNB File:   GNB3810, 4780
LGA:   Tweed
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 25 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 19 30
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 25 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 19 34
Topographic Map:   Burringbar
1:100000 Map:   Murwillumbah 9541
Parish:   Nullum
County:   Rous
Description:   A village on the Tweed River at its junction with Smiths Creek and with Rolands Creek. Also assigned as an address locality.
Meaning:   Small water plant (like a fern) with a yellow flower and edible root. Also: from 'yaguy' meaning small lagoon or bandicoot. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984). Also: the root of the swamp fern. Or small lagoon. (Oceania.Vol.XXXIV.No.1.p.42.Sept.1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Also: said to be derived from Bundjalung 'yaguy' meaning 'a small water plant with an edible root', 'small lagoon' or 'bandicoot', but there is no linguistic evidence to support these. (Appleton; 1992).
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