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Tingira Heights
New South Wales
Population 1,976 (2011 census)
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Established 1960s
Postcode(s) 2290
Area 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Charlestown
Federal Division(s) Hunter
Suburbs around Tingira Heights:
Eleebana Mount Hutton Windale
Eleebana Tingira Heights Jewells
Croudace Bay Floraville Belmont North

Tingira Heights is a suburb of City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was developed in the 1960s.

Tingira is the name of an aboriginal tribe on the NSW / Qld border, which means "open sea". A ship of the same name was Australia's first naval training vessel in 1912 and was decommissioned in 1941. In 1965 the H.M.A.S Tingira Old Boys Association asked to have a town named after the ship, and the name was adopted by the Violet Town Progress Association. Tingara is an alternative spelling.

Coordinates: 32°59′46″S 151°39′36″E / 32.996°S 151.660°E / -32.996; 151.660

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