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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
29th November 2014
Reference:   24501
Placename:   Hunter River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 22nd September 1967
Previous Names:   Coquon P.T.O.
First Hunter Creek
LGA:   Upper Hunter
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 45 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 45 04
Topographic Map:   Aberdeen
1:100000 Map:   Muswellbrook 9033
Parish:   Strathearn
County:   Brisbane
Description:   One of the major rivers on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range watering the fertile Hunter River Valley. It rises on the western slopes of Mount Royal Range about 19 km north of Barrington Tops. After flowing north west for about 13 km it turns south west for about 42 km into Lake Glenbawn, leaving Glenbawn Dam it continues in a south west direction for about a further 48 km where it is met by the Goulburn River and continues in a generally east south east direction for about a further 128 km to enter in the South Pacific Ocean at Newcastle. On its passes by the towns of Aberdeen, Muswellbro
Origin:   Named in honour of Governor Hunter during whose administration the river was discovered. N.S.W. Gazetteer 1866. F.F. Baillier.
History:   Discovered and named by Mr. Shortland, September 19th, 1797. (also Bailliere) however page 406 of some reads the river Hunter originally knows as Coal river, by which name it is called in all old records of
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