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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
13th November 2018
Reference:   23220
Placename:   Hastings River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 10th January 1969
Geographical Name:   Hastings River
Previous Name:   Mooraback Creek
LGA:   Hastings
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 26 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 22 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 25 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 22 04
Topographic Map:   Kangaroo Flat
1:100000 Map:   Cowarral 9335
Parish:   Moorabark
County:   Macquarie
Description:   A perennial stream rising about 7 km south west of Kemps Pinnacle. It flows generally south, south east and east for about 128km into the South Pacific Ocean at Port Macquarie.
Origin:   So named by John Oxley after the then Governor-General of India. P. 54. (Inform. from Papers on Australian Place Names J.S. Ryan) RAHS Vol 1 P. 207.
History:   Aboriginal name for: Doongang or Big River. Name given by Port Macquarie Aborigines. (Ryan,1964)
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