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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st October 2014
Reference:   69504
Placename:   Dumaresq River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 26th June 1970
Previous Name:   Dumaresq or Severn River
GNB File:   GNB634
LGA:   Inverell
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -29 00 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 59 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 15 04
Topographic Map:   Texas
1:100000 Map:   Goondiwindi 8940
Parish:   Several
County:   Arrawatta
Description:   A perennial stream forming portion of the headwaters of the Darling River. It rises about 20 km N of Stanthorpe in Queensland and flows generally SW and NW for about 250 km into the Macintyre River about 14 kilometres ESE of Boggabilla. Two main stream from the headwaters of this river, the Dumaresq and Severn in Queenslands & Tenterfield Creek rising S of Tenterfield in N.S.W. From the junction of these stream the Dumaresq River forms, to its confluence with Macintyre River, portion of the boundary between the states of N.S.W. and Queensland.
Origin:   So named by Allan Cunningham after the Dumaresq family (Gov. Darlings relatives) P. 55. (Infor. from Papers on Australian Place Names. J.S. Ryan)
History:   Aboriginal name Karaula. (MCCarthy; 1963). Originally named the Macintyre Brook by explorer Allan Cunningham. (Atchison, 1976).
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