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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd October 2014
Reference:   41315
Placename:   Namoi River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 11th November 1966
LGA:   Narrabri
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 57 53
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 18 38
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 57 47
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 18 42
Topographic Map:   Gunnedah
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
Parish:   Several
County:   Darling
Description:   This is one of the larger rivers in New South Wales. It receives its identity where the Macdonald River meets Boundary Creek in the parish of Retreat, County of Inglis. Thence it flows generally westward passing the towns of Manilla, Carroll, Gunnedah, Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa and finally flows into the Barwon River near Walgett. It has several tributaries the principal being - Macdonald River, Manilla River, Peel River, Coxs Creek and Mooki River.
Meaning:   Also: derived from Kamilaroi Aboriginal 'ngamu' for 'breast'. (Apple- ton; 1992).
Origin:   'Namoi River. Allan Cunningham, botanist-explorer, called this river 'Mitchell' after a surgeon in Sydney who was dismissed from Government Service because he refused to attend the flogging of a convict at Hyde Park barracks. Namoi (Nammoy) is the native name for a species of acacia..' A.E. Martin.
History:   Earliest reference to the name appears to be in Mitchell's Journey in search of the River Kindur in 1831-2 (three expeditions, vol. 1, p.42) in which he wrote on December, 15, 1831 that - 'a meandering line of t
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