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25th March 2019
Reference:   35153
Placename:   Macleay River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 9th August 1968
Previous Name:   (Includes Muddy River)
GNB File:   GNB2248
LGA:   Armidale Dumaresq
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 45 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 44 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 15 04
Topographic Map:   Kempsey
1:100000 Map:   Kempsey 9435
Parish:   Various
County:   Vernon
Description:   One of the major streams draining the eastern highlands of New South Wales. Its headwaters include the Gara River, Commissioners Waters, Salisbury Waters and Bakers Creek, the river assuming its identity at the junction of Salisbury Waters and Bakers Creek. It has a meandering course tending generally east by south for about 320 km when it enters the South Pacific Ocean west of the town of South West Rocks. Its major tributaries are the Chandler River, Apsley River, Dyke River, Georges Creek and Kunderang Brook.
Origin:   After Alex. Macleay. He had been chief clerk to British Prisoners of War Board in Napoleons time; laid the foundation stone of first NSW free library and established first museum. (Reed 1985)
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