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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th October 2018
Reference:   66228
Placename:   Woolgoolga
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 13th August 1999
GNB File:   GNB3749
LGA:   Coffs Harbour
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 07 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 12 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 06 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 12 04
Topographic Map:   Woolgoolga
1:100000 Map:   Coffs Harbour 9537
Parish:   Woolgoolga
County:   Fitzroy
Description:   A town about 26 km NNE of the town of Coffs Harbour. Boundaries within the Coffs Harbour Council area shown on map GNB3749.
Meaning:   From Wee'-gullga the name of a native plum which grew between the bay and the lake. This plum was about the size of one's thumb, say two inc Also: probably derived from Yaygir 'weilgulga' for the red lilly pilly Acmena brachyandra. (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Gazetted Woogoolga 1887 (GNB 159)
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