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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
26th October 2014
Reference:   50467
Placename:   Rufus River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 23rd April 1984
LGA:   Wentworth
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 03 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   141 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 02 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   141 15 04
Topographic Map:   Cal Lal
1:100000 Map:   Lindsay 7129
County:   Tara
Description:   A watercourse about 5 km draining from Lake Victoria about 2 km N of Lake Victoria State Forest, it flows W then SW by S to flow into the Murray River, about 8 km E of Devils Elbow.
Origin:   Said to have been named by the explorer Sturt after one of his party, Macleay, who had red hair.
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