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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
12th December 2018
Reference:   35206
Placename:   Macquarie River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 10th April 1981
Previous Names:   Macquarie or Wammerawa River
Wammerawa River
Wambool
GNB File:   GNB307
LGA:   Bathurst Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 00 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 59 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 15 04
Topographic Map:   Bathurst
1:100000 Map:   Bathurst 8831
Parish:   Kelso
County:   Roxburgh
Description:   A watercourse rising at the junction of Campbells River and Fish River. It flows generally NW through the towns of Bathurst, Wellington, Dubbo and Warren for about 505 km into Barwon River at Yamby Lagoon.
Origin:   Named by Assnt. Surveyor G.W. Evans after Governor Macquarie (Surveyor Evans diary note 9 December 1813) (Fourteen Journeys Over the Blue Mts of N.S.W. George Mackaness Page 25) RAHS Vol 1 P.231.
History:   Discovered by the Assistant-Surveyor George Evans in 1813. (Atchison, 1976).
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