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26th April 2019
Reference:   31898
Placename:   Lachlan River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 30th January 1976
Previous Names:   Western Branch
Branch of Lachlan River
Deadmans Creek & Boorungullen Chain
Mutbilly Creek
LGA:   Boorowa
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 06 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 01 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 05 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 01 04
Topographic Map:   Gunning
1:100000 Map:   Gunning 8728
Parish:   Wyangala
County:   Monteagle
Description:   A watercourse about 1,500 km long (Australian Encyclopedia). It rises at its junction with Hannans Creek and Mutmutbilly Creek about 25 km W of the City of Goulburn. It flows generally NW by N,W,SW passing through the towns of Cowra,Forbes,Condobolin into the Murrumbidgee River at Great Cumbungi Swamp.
Origin:   LACHLAN RIVER - So named after Governor Macquarie P. 5-6. (Infor. from The First 100 Years of Forbes C.D. Rath) RAHS Vol 1 P. 156.
History:   Wiradhuri and Ngiyambaa Aborigines knew it as 'Galiyarr'. (Appleton; 1992).
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