Bellingen History


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Origins of the name Bellingen

Hyde Street Bellingen 1922c

Origins of the name Bellingen. “The next river (north of the Nambucca), the native name of which is Bellengen, was found in the year 1841…” (Australia from Port Macquarie to Moreton Bay, Clement Hodgkinson, 1845.) In 1841 Government Surveyor Clement Hodgkinson visited the Bellinger Valley. When naming newly discovered places, Hodgkinson preferred to use existing… Read more »