Billinudgel, New South Wales

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Billinudgel
New South Wales
Shops, Billinudgel 2014.jpg
Shops in Wilfred Street—Billinudgel's main street
Billinudgel is located in New South Wales
Billinudgel
Billinudgel
Coordinates 28°30′S 153°32′E / 28.500°S 153.533°E / -28.500; 153.533Coordinates: 28°30′S 153°32′E / 28.500°S 153.533°E / -28.500; 153.533
Population 200[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 2483
Elevation 2 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

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 fruits and vegetable 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.

Climate[edit]

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

Name[edit]

The name Billinudgel is derived from Bundjalung Bilihnadhihl, meaning "once belonged to a parrot".[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe, Margaret. "Bundjalung". Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "Billinudgel". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 June 2009.