Byron Town

Jun 172012

Suburb/Town Post Code Andersons Hill 2482   Bangalow 2479   Billinudgel 2483   Binna Burra 2479   Blind Mouth 2482    Booyong 2480 ***  Broken Head 2481 *** Brunswick Heads 2483   Byron Bay 2481    Clunes 2480 *** Coopers Creek 2480   Coopers Lane 2482   Coopers Shoot 2479   Coorabell 2479    Crabbes Creek 2483 *** Durrumbul 2482   Eureka 2480   Everitts Hill 2482   Ewingsdale 2481   Federal 2480   Golden Beach 2483   Goonengerry 2482   Huonbrook 2482   Koonyum Range 2482   Lavertys Gap 2482   Main Arm 2482   Mcleods Shoot 2479   Middle Pocket 2483   Montecollum 2482   Mullumbimby 2482   Mullumbimby Creek 2482   Myocum 2481   Nashua 2479   New Brighton 2483    Newrybar 2479 *** Ocean Shores 2483   Ocean Shores North 2483   Opossum Creek 2479   Palmwood 2482   Palmwoods 2482   Possum Creek 2479  

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Apr 182012
Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the mainland of Australia. It is located about 3 km (1.9 mi) northeast of the town of Byron Bay and projects into the Pacific Ocean. The Cape is home to Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Built in 1901, the Cape Byron Lighthouse is the last of the great 19th-century Victorian era lighthouses managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). It is constructed from concrete blocks and stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. There are a number of walking trails which traverse the park. Most of it is wheelchair accessible, and bicycles can also use the path. A 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) loop walk can be started at any point with parking available at Captain Cook Lookout, Palm Valley, Wategos Beach and the Lighthouse. Cape Byron is part of the 22,000 hectare Cape Byron Marine Park, which was

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Mar 312012
Byron Bay - Placename & History

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. The history of Europeans in Byron Bay began in 1770, when Captain James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after Captain John Byron, who circumnavigated the globe in 1764-66 and thus preceded Cook on the Pacific. In the 1880s, when Europeans settled more permanently, streets were named for other English writers and philosophers. Byron Bay is part of the erosion caldera of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, which erupted 23 million years ago. The volcano formed as a result of the Indo-Australian Plate moving over the East Australia hotspot. 1770: Captain Cook sails past and names Cape Byron as a tribute to his fellow navigator, Vice-Admiral John Byron, grandfather of the famous poet. The area was called Cavvanba, meaning meeting place, by the local Arakawal and Minjangbal tribes. 1840s: The “Big

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