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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2018
Reference:   5053
Placename:   Billinudgel
Designation:   Village
Status:   Assigned 21st May 1971
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 31 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 31 04
Topographic Map:   Brunswick Heads
1:100000 Map:   Ballina 9640
Parish:   Billinudgel
County:   Rous
Description:   Village about 6 km NNE of Mullumbimby.
Meaning:   Also: middle ground (between land and sea) from description of area of open forest hill slopes in which King Parrots may be found but this is not literal meaning of name. Also: meeting of the waters, another descriptive meaning. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Name refers to the King Parrot and relates to either the home of the King Parrot, to an area the bird owned or to a place where the bird was found in great numbers. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984). Also: from Gidhabal bilin for 'parrot'. (M.Sharpe)
History:   First name was Grahamtown but chnaged to Hainsville in 1891. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
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