Bangalow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bangalow, New South Wales)
Jump to: navigation, search
Bangalow
New South Wales
Byron Street, Bangalow NSW 2014.jpg
Byron Street—Bangalow's main street
Bangalow is located in New South Wales
Bangalow
Bangalow
Coordinates 28°42′0″S 153°31′0″E / 28.70000°S 153.51667°E / -28.70000; 153.51667Coordinates: 28°42′0″S 153°31′0″E / 28.70000°S 153.51667°E / -28.70000; 153.51667
Population 1,902 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2479
Location
LGA(s) Byron Shire
State electorate(s) Ballina
Federal Division(s) Richmond

Bangalow is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Byron Shire with a population of 1,902.[1] The town is 765 kilometres (475 mi) north of Sydney[2] and 167 kilometres (104 mi) south of Brisbane,[3] just off the Pacific Highway. The town's name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Bangalla", said to mean 'a low hill' or 'a kind of palm tree'.[4]

Bangalow's historic streetscape, monthly market and proximity to the popular tourist resort of Byron Bay has increased its appeal as a tourist destination. Timber cutters established a camp on the banks of Byron Creek in the 1840s but it wasn't until the 1880s that a town appeared on the site. The town was known as Bangaloe until 1907, when the modern spelling came into use.

In recent years Bangalow has become a pleasant stop for holiday-makers and day-trippers as its main street is lined with modern cafes and boutique-shops. Organic produce grown nearby is a regular feature in the cafes, in particular the Byron Bay coffee-beans are a popular purchase.

Bangalow Public School was first built in 1884. In 1925, a 4 classroom brick building block was made. The Bangalow Uniting Church was rebuilt in the early 1900s after a tornado blew down the original (Methodist) church. The church congregation is still active.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bangalow (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 Sep 2013. 
  2. ^ Google Maps
  3. ^ Google Maps
  4. ^ "Bangalow". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 

External links[edit]