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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th November 2018
Reference:   40833
Placename:   Murray River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 5th June 1970
Previous Names:   Hume
Indi
Upper Indi
Millewa
GNB File:   GNB633
LGA:   Tumbarumba
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 47 37
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 09 18
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 47 31
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 09 22
Topographic Map:   Suggan Buggan
1:100000 Map:   Jacobs River 8524
Parish:   Several
County:   Selwyn
Description:   Perennial stream rising at Indi Springl in the Snowy Mountains Range and forming most of the southern boundary between New South Wales & Victoria. It flows in a meandering course generally N, W, NW, SW, and south for about 2560 km through Lakes Hume, Mulwala & Alexandrina falling into the sea in Encounter Bay about S.S.W. of Adelaide. Its main tributaries are Swampy Plain, Tooma, Mitta, Kiewa, Ovens, Edward, Goulburn, Campaspe, Laddow, Wakool, Murrumbidgee, & Darling Rivers. It passes Tintaldra, Jingellic, Burrowye, Talmalmo, Bungil, Wymah, Albury, Wodonga, Howlong, Corowa, Bundalong, Mulwala, Yarrowonga.
Origin:   HUME RIVER See Previous/or alternate name. Named after Hume the explorer, by Hovell his companion who claimed Hume was the first to sight it, on Nov 16th 1824, then named Murray by Captain Charles Sturt in 1829, after Sir George Murray Sec. for the Colonies. Native name noted in 1836 - Millewa P. 14-15. *
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