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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th October 2018
Reference:   68945
Placename:   Dorrigo
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 22nd November 1968
GNB File:   GNB3736,159
LGA:   Bellingen
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 43 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 43 04
Topographic Map:   Dorrigo
1:100000 Map:   Dorrigo 9437
Parish:   Bligh
County:   Fitzroy
Description:   A town on the Bielsdown River about 40 km W of Coffs Harbour.
Meaning:   From `dondorrigo`, - stringy-bark (Appleton, Ryan)
Origin:   Aboriginal; named by A. Innes
History:   Originally Don Dorrigo from Dun Durriga a tallowwood tree. Formerly Gumbaynggir Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992)
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