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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2014
Reference:   18706
Placename:   Fish River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 24th December 1969
Previous Names:   Fish River Creek
Fish River Creek (West Branch)
LGA:   Oberon
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 45 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 50 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 44 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 50 04
Topographic Map:   Edith
1:100000 Map:   Oberon 8830
Parish:   Vulcan
County:   Westmoreland
Description:   A perennial stream rising about 6.4 km W by N of Shooters Hill. It flows generally NNE for about 19.2km into Fish River Dam at Oberon, then continues in a generally ENE for about a further 17.6km to junction with Duckmaloi River then generally NW for about a further 64km meeting the Campbell River about 8km SE of Bathurst fo form the Macquarie River.
Origin:   Named by Assnt. Surveyor G.W. Evans after the amount of fish in the river. (Surveyor Evans diary note Tuesday 7 December 1813) (Information from Fourteen Journeys Over the Blue Mts. of N.S.W. 1813-1841 - George Mackaness Page 24)
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