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19th January 2020
Reference:   70871
Placename:   Byron Bay
Designation:   Bay
Status:   Assigned 21st May 1971
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 38 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 37 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 37 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 37 04
Topographic Map:   Byron Bay
1:100000 Map:   Ballina 9640
Parish:   Byron
County:   Rous
Description:   An indentation in the coastline formed by the Coral Sea. It extends west from Cape Byron to Belongil Creek mouth.
Origin:   Named by Captain Cook after Captain John Byron, grandfather of the subject of Lord Byron, poet. (Reed, 1969).
History:   Captain Byron circumnavigated the globe in 1764-66 and thus preceded Cook on the Pacific. He was in command of HMS Dolphin.
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