Nana Glen, New South Wales

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Nana Glen
New South Wales
Nana Glen is located in New South Wales
Nana Glen
Nana Glen
Coordinates 30°08′S 153°00′E / 30.133°S 153.000°E / -30.133; 153.000Coordinates: 30°08′S 153°00′E / 30.133°S 153.000°E / -30.133; 153.000
Population 1,055 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2450
Location
LGA(s) City of Coffs Harbour
State electorate(s) Coffs Harbour
Federal Division(s) Cowper

Nana Glen is a small village in New South Wales, Australia, located 25 km inland north-west of Coffs Harbour in the City of Coffs Harbour. It is located on the Orara Way and at the juncture of two main roads, one leading to Lower Bucca. The Orara Way (Formerly known as Coramba Road) is the main thoroughfare through the township and is an alternative route between Grafton and Coffs Harbour. Nana Glen is situated between the township of Coramba and Glenreagh.

The well-known film actor Russell Crowe has a 320 hectare property in Nana Glen, where his parents live, which, as a result, has become famous in Australia and (in Nana Glen).[2]

Archie Hunter Park, which is on the Orara River, is a place for a picnic and a swim.

Name[edit]

Named after the two tailed lizard by early aboriginals nana meaning two and because the Orara river and the Bucca creek meet at Nana Glen it resembles two tales where they fork.

History[edit]

Historically a popular area for logging red cedar and other hardwoods.

Transport[edit]

A railway station on the North Coast railway existed between 1922 and 1974.[3]

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

Facilities[edit]

  • Community Hall
  • Pre-School
  • Primary School
  • 25m Swimming Pool
  • Cricket ground
  • Tennis Court

Education[edit]

Nana Glen Public School is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales 25 km west of Coffs Harbour in the Orara Valley. The school is set within a playground, which is one of the largest in the area along with full size soccer field, basketball court, fixed playground equipment a 25m swimming pool on school grounds and a large covered play area. The schools motto is "STRIVE TO ACHIEVE".[4]

Sports, Recreation and Equestrian Centre[edit]

Purchased in 1930 by the local community the Sportsground was donated to Council in 1979 on the condition that it be dedicated as a sports and recreation ground for the Nana Glen community. At the time, the ground was in poor condition with no power, water or toilet facilities. A celebration of the town's centenary provided the impetus to clean up the grounds and indeed develop then further. In 1980, a Community Management Committee was formed for the Care and Control of this facility. Since this time, the Committee has overseen the improvements to the Sports Centre with the community, federal, state and local governments and user groups contributing over $2,000,000 for its development. These improvements include erecting an amenities block, extending the Kiosk and amenities, building a dam and providing underground water, and substantial ground improvements including building stockyards, covered yards, cross country jumps and ring fencing.[5] The field has stables and jumps where the local pony club and various gymkhanas and polocrosse matches are held.

Annual Events[edit]

  • Carols by candlelight (December)
  • Annual "Chase the Nana Race"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nana Glen (Stat Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 March 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Russell Crowe in village he calls home", Sun-Herald, Retrieved 16 April 2006
  3. ^ Nana Glen station NSWrail.net, accessed 1 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Our school". Nana Glen Public School. 
  5. ^ "History". Nana Glen Equestrian Centre. 

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