Murwillumbah, New South Wales



Murwillumbah is a town (28°20′S 153°23′E) of approximately 10,000 people in far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia in Tweed Shire Council. It lies on the Tweed River, 848 km north-east of Sydney, 13 km south of the Queensland border and 132 km south of Brisbane. Murwillumbah sits on the eastern foothills of the McPherson Range and is quite hilly.

The name Murwillumbah derives from an Aboriginal word meaning "camping place" - from Murrie, meaning "aboriginal people", Wolli, "a camp"; and Bab, "the place of".

The town was recently bypassed by the Pacific Highway. There is an inland road that passes through the towns of Chillingham, Numinbah and Natural Bridge which has tremendous scenic value.

Another equally as scenic road goes to Kyogle via the town Uki, and also passes near the town of Nimbin.

The first people to live in the area were Aboriginal Australians of the Bundjalung tribe. Nearby Mount Warning and its attendant National Park are known as Wollumbin, meaning "Cloud Catcher", in the Bundjalung tongue.

The major industry of the area, apart from tourism, is sugar cane growing. There is also some dairy farming in the area. There are a number of alternative lifestyle retreats nearby as well, notably one belonging to the Hare Krishna religion.

Born in Murwillumbah, NSW

* Larry Corowa (b. 1957), Australian International rugby league player
* Nathan Eglington (b. 1980), Australian field hockey midfielder and striker
* Bob Downe (b. 1966), Australian personalityPermission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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