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26th April 2019
Reference:   65465
Placename:   Wingecarribee River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 19th December 1969
LGA:   Wingecarribee
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 23 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 23 04
Topographic Map:   Moss Vale
1:100000 Map:   Moss Vale 8928
Parish:   Mittagong
County:   Camden
Description:   A perennial watercourse beginning at the Wingecarribee Reservoir. It flows generally north west for about 70 kms into the Wollondilly River.
Meaning:   Variously stated as `a flight of birds` and `waters to rest beside`. (Jervis J, 1973, `A History of the Berrima District 1798 - 1973`, p. 204)
Origin:   Aboriginal. Name presumably Dharawal in origin and was first recorded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. (Appleton, 1992). `Winge Karrabee` was the name of John Oxley`s cattle station near what is now Bowral. It has been spelt in various ways from Macquarie`s time.
History:   First recorded as `Winge Karrabee` by Macquarie in 1816. Present spelling is the same as adopted by Surveyor General Mitchell in his 1834 maps of the 19 counties.
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