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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
25th October 2014
Reference:   52495
Placename:   Shannon Brook
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 2nd July 1971
Previous Names:   Deep Creek
Branch of Deep Creek
Piora Creek *
Mummulgum Creek
LGA:   Kyogle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 56 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 55 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 00 04
Topographic Map:   Tatham
1:100000 Map:   Bonalbo 9440
Parish:   Mummulgum
County:   Rous
Description:   Perennial stream rising on the Richmond Range about 8 km south west of Mummulgum. It flows generally north east, east south east and east for about 65 km into the Richmond River at Tatham about 13 kilometres south east of Casino.
Origin:   Named after J.C. Shannon who came from the Clarence and took up Stratheden for Dr. John Dobie in 1842. He camped by the creek, hence the name Shannon Brook. J.C. Shannon was known locally as Doc Shannon. (Rich.Twd.Reg.Lib. & Rich.R.Hist.Soc., 1983).
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