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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
16th April 2014
Reference:   72205
Placename:   Gwydir River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 28th November 1975
Previous Names:   Big Bundarra River
Bundara River
Big River
* Rocky River
GNB File:   GNB1295
LGA:   Uralla
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 00 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 59 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 00 04
Topographic Map:   Glenirie
1:100000 Map:   Cobbadah 9037
Parish:   Tienga
County:   Hardinge
Description:   A major watercourse about 380 km long commencing at the junction of Rocky River and Boorolong Creek near Uralla and flowing generally NW and W near the towns of Bundarra, Bingara and Gravesend and passing about 3km N of the town of Moree. Thence flowing generally W by the channel to the S of the feature known as Gwydir Raft and then flowing generally WNW for about 35km to Allambie Bridge. Thence flowing by a watercourse, indefinite in places, generally W and WSW to join the Barwon River about 13km NE of the town of Collarenebri.
Origin:   Named after Lord Gwydir by Alan Cunningham in 1827. (Ref Papers on Australian Place Names, J.S. Ryan, 1963, Page 55.) The native name `Guida' is said to mean 'a river with red banks'.
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