Cowan

Far northern suburb surrounded by national park. Its name is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'opposite', 'other side' or 'big water'.

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Cowan

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Cowan was explored by botanist George Caley in 1805, and its timber harvested for use in coach building. After the railway came through in 1901 it became a popular holiday and picnic spot, with bushland surrounding the town.