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25th May 2019
Reference:   38280
Placename:   Minyon Falls
Designation:   Waterfall
Status:   Assigned 19th February 1971
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 37 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 23 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 36 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 23 04
Topographic Map:   Huonbrook
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   Whian Whian
County:   Rous
Description:   A waterfall in Repentance Creek N of Condong Falls and about 1.5 km WSW of the village of Upper Coopers Creek. Total drop 400 feet.
Origin:   It is said that the first postmistress Mrs Florence Reid misheard the name Minon, and when asked to suggest a name for the post office proposed Minyon for `high and lofty`. It could also be related to Minyung, the name of a vanished Aboriginal tribe. (Place Names of the Richmond Region. 1983. p.32)
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