Crowdy Head

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Crowdy Head
New South Wales
Crowdy Head Jetty
Crowdy Head Jetty
Population 221 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2427
LGA(s) City of Greater Taree
State electorate(s) Port Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Lyne

Crowdy Head is a headland on the coast of New South Wales, Australia, 7km from Harrington[2] between Forster and Port Macquarie, overlooking the mouth of the Manning River. The head is mostly cleared and was quarried between 1895 and 1901 for the Manning River training wall.[3]

Crowdy Head is the site of Crowdy Head Light, a 24 feet (7.3 m) tall lighthouse built in 1878. It is also home to Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Crowdy Head". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crowdy Head". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Crowdy, Surf Life Saving Australia, retrieved 7 February 2014 
  4. ^ Crowdy Head SLSC, retrieved 4 February 2014 

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Coordinates: 31°50.7′S 152°45.3′E / 31.8450°S 152.7550°E / -31.8450; 152.7550