Byron Bay, New Sooth Wales

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Byron Bay
New Sooth Wales
Bryon Bay NSW.jpg
Byron Bay frae Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Byron Bay is locatit in New South Wales
Byron Bay
Byron Bay
Coordinates 28°38′35″S 153°36′54″E / 28.64306°S 153.61500°E / -28.64306; 153.61500Coordinates: 28°38′35″S 153°36′54″E / 28.64306°S 153.61500°E / -28.64306; 153.61500
Population 4,959 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2481
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
LGA(s) Byron Shire
Coonty Rous
State electorate(s) Ballina
Federal Diveesion(s) Richmond
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
23.5 °C
74 °F
16.9 °C
62 °F
1,509.2 mm
59.4 in

Byron Bay is a beachside toun locatit in the far-northeastren corner o the state o New Sooth Wales, Australie. It is locatit 772 kilometres (480 mi) north o Sydney an 165 kilometres (103 mi) sooth o Brisbane. Cape Byron, a heidland adjacent tae the toun, is the eastmaist point o mainland Australie. At the 2011 census, the toun haed a permanent population o 4,959.[1] The toun is in turn the nucleus o Byron Shire, which haed 29,209 residents.[2]

The local Arakwal Aboriginal fowk's name for the aurie is Cavvanbah, meanin "meetin place".[3] Lieutenant James Cook namit Cape Byron efter Naval officer John Byron, circumnavigator o the warld an grandfaither o the poet Laird Byron.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Byron Bay (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Byron Shire". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. "Aboriginal elders gather at historic meeting place". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. "Byron Bay". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geografical Names Buird o New Sooth Wales. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 

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