Billinudgel, New South Wales

Billinudgel is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and is part of Byron Shire. It used to be a railway town with many fruit and vegetables loaded onto the local railway. Since the railway is no longer used in Billinudgel, it has nearly joined to the nearby town of Ocean Shores. The area was bypassed by a heavily upgraded Pacific Highway in July 2007.

Billinudgel
New South Wales
Shops in Wilfred StreetBillinudgel's main street
Billinudgel
Coordinates28°30′S 153°32′E
Population218 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2483
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Byron Shire Council
State electorate(s)Ballina
Federal Division(s)Richmond
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.7 °C
75 °F
16.5 °C
62 °F
1,723.5 mm
67.9 in

Climate

Billinudgel has a mild climate with winter frosts and warm wet summers.

Name

The name Billinudgel is derived from Bundjalung Bilihnadhihl, meaning "once belonged to a parrot".[2][3]

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Billinudgel (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. Sharpe, Margaret. "Bundjalung". Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library. p. 21.
  3. "Billinudgel". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 June 2009.


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