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If you are considering packing up and moving to Murwillumbah, keep reading for a brief history lesson to discover more about the amazing lifestyle and what makes this suburb so great.
Overview Murwillumbah is a town in far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is situated in the Tweed Shire, on the Tweed River, and lies on the southeastern foothills of the McPherson Range in the Tweed Volcano valley. According to the 2016 census, the suburb had a population of 9,245 people.
Living in Murwillumbah Murwillumbah is known for its Art Deco buildings and also for antique shops and clothes. It has several heritage-listed sites, including the Murwillumbah railway station. The town hosts the second oldest festival in Australia - the annual Tweed Banana Festival. It has many sports clubs, including Murwillumbah Mustangs, The Gentleman of Murwillumbah Rugby Club, Murwillumbah SC, rowing, golf, cricket, cycling, and lawn bowls. The town was also used as the location for some films and television series.
History of Murwillumbah Kalibai people inhabited Murwillumbah, and the name of the town came from an Aboriginal compound, meaning either a camping place or big. In the 1840s, timber-getters went to the region, and the settlement began at the river port at Tumbulgum. In 1918, nearly 18 allotments were advertised for sale in the Hartigan Estate, and again in 1920, 200 allotments were put for sale. There was an event in the history of this town that people still remember - Australia’s largest-ever bank robbery.
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