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RICHMOND RIVER:

On 26th and 27th August 1828 , Captain Henry Rous explored a river which he named the Richmond River and its north headland, Lennox Head, which he named after Charles Gordon-Lennox (1791-1860), the fifth Duke of Richmond  of the Lennox line (Daley, 1967)

SHAWS BAY

Named after Granny Shaw who was a midwife (Hobbs 2004)

SHELLY BEACH

Originally called Shelley Beach. It was mostly stony with only a little sand and had shells at the southern end below North Head aka Lighthouse Hill. According to Mrs Eileen Boorman around 1900 her family walked knee deep in shells on the beach under Lighthouse Hill. She said that "The pink cowrie shells were especially valued. They made very useful darning shells when we children had to darn our own stockings" (Southwell, 1999).

SOUTHERN CROSS SCHOOL

Named after the aircraft 'Southern Cross' which was piloted by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and landed in Ballina on 6 June 1928. 

TEVAN: Tevan is an Aboriginal name for 'stinging tree' (Trove 26.4.1904 p.13)

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