Bonville, New South Wales

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Bonville is a small town located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 11 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour. It has a population of 1,891 as of 2006.[1] The town's name supposedly derives from "Bongol Bongol/Bongil Bongil", which in Gumbaingirr, means a place where one stays a long time.[2]

The town is known for Bonville International Golf Course. It has and a Christian high school and two public primary schools. The town has now been bypassed by the Pacific Highway[3][4] A railway station on the North Coast line was open between 1915 and 1974, it was subsequently demolished and no trace remains.[5]

Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Border Loop
North Coast Line
towards Maitland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bonville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Bonville". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Bonville bypass AbiGroup
  4. ^ Bonville Bypass
  5. ^ Bonville station. NSWrail.net, accessed 26 August 2009.

Coordinates: 30°23′S 153°03′E / 30.383°S 153.050°E / -30.383; 153.050