Tingira Heights, New South Wales facts for kids
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New South Wales
|Population||1,976 (2011 census)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Area||4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Lake Macquarie|
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.
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