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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   12526
Placename:   Clarence River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 30th April 1971
Previous Name:   Big River
LGA:   Kyogle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -29 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 40 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 40 04
1:100000 Map:   Bonalbo 9440
Parish:   Emu
County:   Buller
Description:   Perennial stream rising on the E slopes of the Great Dividing Range. It receives its identity at the junction of Koreelah Creek ad Maryland River. It flows generally south, south east and north east for about 300 kilometres from this junction into the Pacific Ocean between the twin towns of Yamba and Iluka. It passes Tabulam, Copmanhurst, Grafton, Ulmarra and Maclean.
Meaning:   Aboriginal neyand for 'top' given as name for the headwaters of the river by Aboriginal people from the Tenterfield district. (J.S.Ryan; 1963).
Origin:   Named by Capt. Henry Rous after Duke of Clarence who was also Lord High Admiral of the Navy. (Information from Men and A River-Daley)
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