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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th December 2018
Reference:   11590
Placename:   Castlereagh River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 22nd April 1977
LGA:   Warrumbungle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 17 31
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 04 16
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 17 25
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 04 20
Topographic Map:   Binnaway
1:100000 Map:   Mendooran 8734
Parish:   Gundi
County:   Napier
Description:   A river about 566 km long. It rises about 20 km W of Coonabarabran and flows E, SW by W, S by E SW by W NW by W, NW by N NW by W then W into Macquarie River, about 65 km W by S of Walgett.
Origin:   So named in 1818 by Oxley after Lord Castlereagh. P. 378. (Information from RAHS Journal Vo. 48 Pt 5)
History:   It was discovered by G.W. Evans during Oxleys expedition in 1818, and was named after Lord Castlereagh, Secretary of State for the Colonies, as was Castlereagh Street in Sydney. (Reed, 1969).
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