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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
26th October 2014
Reference:   65303
Placename:   Wilsons River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 4th January 1974
Previous Names:   Wilsons Creek
North Arm Richmond River
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 31 10
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 21 17
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 31 04
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 21 21
Topographic Map:   Huonbrook
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   Toolond
County:   Rous
Description:   A perennial stream rising on the eastern slopes of Jerusalem Mountain which is about 8 km. W by S of the town of Main Arm. It rises in Byron Shire and flows generally SE, WSW and South for about 130 km through Lismore City Council to its confluence with the Richmond River at the town of Coraki.
Origin:   Wilsons Creek was named after William Wilson, the first settler in Lismore, in the period 1844-5. (Rich.Twd.Reg.Lib. & Rich.R.Hist.Soc., 1983).
History:   The river was formerly known as the North Arm of the Richmond River, but was changed by the Geographical Names Board in the mid 1970's to Wilsons River, and extended to include the main part of Wilsons Creek.
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