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26th April 2019
Reference:   31815
Placename:   Kurri Kurri
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 19th October 1973
GNB File:   GNB3567
LGA:   Cessnock
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 48 50
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 29 10
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 48 44
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 29 14
Topographic Map:   Cessnock
1:100000 Map:   Cessnock 9132
Parish:   Heddon
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A town about 11 km E by N of Cessnock and about 2 km S of Loxford.
Meaning:   Probably Awabakal in origin but no meaning can be reliably attributed to it. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'very first' or 'the ear'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. John Fraser's An Australian Language: The Minyung Dialect which refers to this area states that Kurri-kurri means 'the beginning, the first'
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