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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd October 2018
Reference:   38905
Placename:   Mooki River
Designation:   Stream
Status:   Assigned 30th December 1966
LGA:   Gunnedah
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 15 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 29 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 14 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 29 04
Topographic Map:   Curlewis
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
Parish:   (Various)
County:   Pottinger
Description:   Rises on the northern slopes of Liverpool Range and receives its identity at the junction of Omaleah and Phillips Creeks about 37km South of West from Quirindi. It flows generally West of North by the townships of Pine Ridge, Caroona and Breeza to its confluence with the Namoi River about 2km East of Gunnedah.
Meaning:   See 'Science of Man' Vol. 13, page 189, the word was in use Kamilari (sic) Dialect, County of Buckland
Origin:   It is apparent that 'Mooki' was the name given to the river by Aboriginal tribes roaming the lower reaches.
History:   The earliest recorded exploration of this area is that of Oxley and his party in August 1818.
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