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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd October 2014
Reference:   40362
Placename:   Mullumbimby
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 20th May 1994
GNB File:   GNB3744
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 33 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 30 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 32 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 30 04
Topographic Map:   Huonbrook
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   Brunswick
County:   Rous
Description:   A town on the Brunswick River about 17 km NW of Cape Byron and 6 km W of Brunswick Heads Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3744
Meaning:   For: small round hill - not referring to Chincogan, the local landmark but to hill on Goonengerry Rd. Also: Possibly derived from 'mulubinba' - a native fern. Is possible that name of fern became used for the small round hill. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Official birth on 18th October, 1872 when an area of one square mile, (259 hectares) was reserved for village purposes. (Richmond Tweed Regional LIbrary. 1984).
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