Gorokan, New South Wales

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Gorokan
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 7,684 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,480/km2 (6,420/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2263
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) ENE of Wyong
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Munmorah
State electorate(s) Wyong
Federal Division(s) Shortland, Dobell
Suburbs around Gorokan:
Charmhaven Lake Haven Budgewoi Lake
Kanwal Gorokan Budgewoi Lake
Tuggerah Lake Toukley

Gorokan is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area. The word "Gorokan" means "The Morning Dawn" from the language of the Awabakal (an Aboriginal tribe). There are two schools in the area, Gorokan Public and Gorokan High School. Electricity was first brought to the area as a part of a £42,000 programme for electricity reticulation under the Brisbane Water County Council. Gorokan located on the shores of Lake Tuggerah has long been a holiday destination with the Quoy family first buying land in the area in 1923 where they built and rented a series of holiday homes. Other families such as the Gedlings (by way of Gordon and Margaret Gedling) built a holiday house on the Gorokan waterfront in 1956.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gorokan (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata

2. Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 25 April 1935 p 6 Article (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139257202?)

3.The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954) Friday 14 October 1949 p 1 Article (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167109296?)

4. Anthony Scott, CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra Technical Report 40/98 December 1998 "The Ecology of the Tuggerah Lakes An Oral History" p 9 (http://www.clw.csiro.au/publications/technical98/tr40-98.pdf)

Coordinates: 33°15′25″S 151°31′05″E / 33.257°S 151.518°E / -33.257; 151.518