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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2018
Reference:   19110
Placename:   Forbes River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 10th January 1969
LGA:   Hastings
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 19 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 19 04
Topographic Map:   Birdwood
1:100000 Map:   Cowarral 9335
Parish:   Kindee
County:   Macquarie
Description:   A perennial stream rising about 800m west of Spokes Mountain in Abbotsmith Ridge. It flows generally south for about 38km into the Hastings River at Yarras. It is a northern tributary of the upper part of the Hastings River.
Origin:   Named by Surveyor-General John Oxley in honour of Francis Forbes, who later became first Chief Justice of NSW in the Supreme Court established by Charter in 1823. (Atchison, 1976).
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