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27th May 2019
Reference:   31874
Placename:   Kyogle
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 19th March 1971
LGA:   Kyogle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 37 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 36 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 00 04
Topographic Map:   Nimbin
1:100000 Map:   Bonalbo 9440
Parish:   Geneva
County:   Rous
Description:   Town on the Richmond River and the North Coast Railway line about 28 km north of Casino. Population 2985 (1961 census)
Meaning:   Also: Plains Turkey or bustard. The Plains Turkey or bustard is a bird of the inland and unlikely to have inhabited area before forestation. But there are many scrub or bush turkeys there. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Bundjalung 'Kayogle' once spelt 'Kaiou-gal'. For: turkey's egg; Also: Native Companion. However this bird inhabits swampy areas with sedges and water and not likely to have been in area when it was forested. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
History:   Station purchased by Alexander MacKellar named Kaiou-gal. First use of 'Kyogle' around 1864 on marriage certificate. In 1903 estate was subdivided as Kyogle. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
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