I am away in Port Macquarie at the moment. Time to take some back looking at  the Bellingen Shire. I love this Shire but there are SOME things which have me wondering. Here’s a brief list without explanation or dissection. My opinion might not match anyone else’s. These things trouble me :

  • the coach stop at Urunga.
  • the railway station at Urunga.
  • the lack of swimming at Urunga.
  • why does the effluent go into the Lagoon – at Urunga ?
  • need for takeaways – in Urunga.
  • add to that the air of general neglect in much of the Shire.
  • the lack of caravan parks and other cheap accommodations in Bellingen. Congrats to the Backpackers.
NY The Australian Women's Weekly , Wednesday 2 January 1952 2

I am enjoying the North Beach Store with its takeaways and verandah for outdoor eating. Would like to be able to buy some food out at Hungry Head. Haven’t been out since I came back so I don’t know how the Surf Club Canteen is functioning. Up above there useterbe a shop at the Caravan Park. It was a mystery cavern to me when I was little.


Visited Flynn’s Beach yesterday. Packed.

Plenty  of good beach type takeaways.

Then again, as Kati B says, if you have lots of places for people to stay, then you will have lots of people staying there and having just escaped the Tweed which was being eaten by the Gold Coast, maybe Urunga is dandy just as it is.


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