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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th April 2014
Reference:   44297
Placename:   Orara River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 10th January 1969
Previous Name:   Wooworra River
LGA:   Clarence Valley
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 00 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 59 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 59 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 59 04
Topographic Map:   Glenreagh
1:100000 Map:   Grafton 9438
Parish:   Several
County:   Fitzroy
Description:   A perennial stream rising about 13 miles east of Dorrigo. It flows in a meandering course generally north east north and north west for about 70 miles into the Clarence River about 4 miles south east of the village of Copmanhurst.
Meaning:   Also:(home of the) perch. The fish is still found plentifully in this river.(Oceania;Vol.XXXIV,No.4,p.283;June,1964).
Origin:   Some say the original word was Urara. Where the perch live. This stream was rich in perch, Murray Cod and eels and provided much food for Aborigines and settlers. (GNB 159)
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