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A-Z ARCHIVE : NELLIBELL49 ON THE BELLINGER RIVER IN 2012

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Hh IS FOR HUNGRY HEAD BEACH.

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THE YAAN :  The Bellinger River enters the Pacific Ocean at Urunga. There’s a beach out there but no road access and they tell me that the surf is dodgy at the end of the breakwall. That makes Hungry Head the main beach for Urunga and points further upriver. Its only a few kilometres South along Hungry head Road to the Beach. I have heard a few explanations of how the Headland got its name. The one I like is that when the townspeople and the cedar cutters were waiting for the ships from Sydney and England to bring supplies, they kept lookout from the Headland – but they were hungry. I also like the story that is used to scare tourists and children. That’s the one that says there are a lot of sharks out there just waiting for one of us to…

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