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Is Coolangatta an Aboriginal word?

Is Coolangatta an Aboriginal word?

The town was actually named after a ship , the Coolangatta, which was wrecked on the coast in the 1840s. It is said that the word was an Anglicised Aboriginal word meaning ‘beautiful place’. By the 1880s the beauty of the area had been recognised and people started moving into holiday cottages.

What is the Aboriginal name for Coolangatta?

Cullunghutti is a Jerrinja word meaning “splendid view”. Behind the settlement is a tall hill known as Coolangatta Mountain. In 1822 Scotsman Alexander Berry settled and built an estate (Coolangatta Estate) in the area, he was the first European to settle in the Shoalhaven area.

Is Coolangatta a good place to live?

“This is a great place to live and a great place to holiday.” Coolangatta has been a holiday destination as far back as I can remember. It is a little cheaper to stay at this end of the Gold Coast than it is closer to the Gold Coast, but in saying that there really is a variety from the caravan parks to the resorts.

What latitude is Coolangatta?

28.1703° S, 153.5305° E

What does Wagga Wagga mean in Aboriginal?

Wagga Wagga – The Name The name ‘Wagga’ is derived from the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language on whose land the City of Wagga Wagga now grows. It is widely accepted that ‘Wagga’ means ‘crow’ and to create the plural, the Wiradjuri people repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga translates as ‘the place of many crows’.

What does Geelong mean in Aboriginal?

Geelong, second largest city of Victoria, Australia, and a major port on Corio Bay (an extension of Port Phillip Bay). Founded in 1837, its name is a derivation of the Aboriginal word jillong, which means “the place of the native companion,” referring to a long-legged water bird.

What Is Coolangatta known for?

The headland itself is an important landmark and tourist destination and is the site of the Point Danger Lighthouse. Coolangatta symbolises the terminus of the Gold Coast and the long strip of beach that begins at Main Beach forty kilometres to the north.

Why is Wagga called twice?

Wagga Wagga – The Name It is widely accepted that ‘Wagga’ means ‘crow’ and to create the plural, the Wiradjuri people repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga translates as ‘the place of many crows’.

What is the largest Aboriginal tribe in Australia?


Wiradjuri people
Language group: Wiradhuric
Group dialects: Wiradjuri
Area (approx. 97,100 square kilometres (37,500 sq mi))

Is Kookaburra in Aboriginal word?

Kookaburra – Another iconic Australian animal. The word Kookaburra comes from the Wiradjuri word “guuguubarra”. The word resembles the famous laughing call of the Koookaburra.

Where is Coolangatta on the Gold Coast Australia?

Situated right on the Queensland and New South Wales border, Coolangatta is the Coast’s most southern suburb and is known for its great surf, excellent dining and shopping. Coolangatta (or Cooly to the locals) is home to some of the Gold Coast’s biggest events including Cooly Rocks On and the Quicksilver Pro.

Where are the best places to swim in Coolangatta?

The northern end of Coolangatta borders Tugun and Currumbin, home to Currumbin Creek (a beautiful swimming spot framed by headland and popular for calm and clear waters) and also Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Heading south you’ll find several beaches including Greenmount, Coolangatta, Snapper Rocks and the world class surf of Duranbah.

When was the first settlement at Coolangatta established?

Once again focused on a steep headland at Point Danger the area was occupied by Europeans from at least 1828 by a convict station and red cedar getters soon followed. Selectors followed in the 1860s and a small settlement at Coolangatta was established. In 1883 a township was surveyed.

Which is the main road from Tweed Heads to Coolangatta?

The main road running inland from the headland is Boundary Street, which marks the state border. As a border town Coolangatta included a customs office, boatshed and government wharf. The South Coast railway was extended from Nerang railway station to Tweed Heads in New South Wales and opened on 10 August 1903.