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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd December 2014
Reference:   49187
Placename:   Richmond River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 4th December 1970
LGA:   Kyogle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 58 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 58 04
Topographic Map:   Grevillia
1:100000 Map:   Mount Lindesay 9441
Parish:   Unumgar
County:   Rous
Description:   A perennial stream rising on the southern slopes of McPherson Range to the W of Mount Lindesay. It flows generally SE for about 130 km to the town of Woodburn where its general direction of flow becomes NE, approximately parallel to the coast for about another 40 km until it enters the Pacific Ocean at Ballina. It passes the towns of Casino and Kyogle on its course.
Origin:   Discovered August 1828. Named by Captain Henry Rous, after Charles, the fifth Duke of Richmond P. 12. (Infr. from Men and A River - Daley)
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