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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
28th August 2014
Reference:   41301
Placename:   Nambucca Heads
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 24th December 1971
Previous Name:   Nambucca
LGA:   Nambucca
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 39 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 38 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 00 04
Topographic Map:   Macksville
1:100000 Map:   Macksville 9436
Parish:   Nambucca
County:   Raleigh
Description:   Coastal town on the north of Nambucca River mouth about 28 km N of South West Rocks.
Meaning:   'Bucca bucca', an aboriginal word meaning 'crooked creek'. 'Nambucca', meaning 'crooked river'. ASA records dated 24.04.1900
Origin:   NAMBUCCA - derived from aboriginal word meaning 'entrance to the waters' (Australian Encyclopedia)
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