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19th February 2020
Reference:   45212
Placename:   Paterson River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 22nd December 1972
Previous Names:   Yimmang River
Cedar Arms River
LGA:   Dungog
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 30 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 30 04
1:100000 Map:   Camberwell 9133
Parish:   Colonna
County:   Durham
Description:   Mostly perennial stream rising on Barrington Tops about 3.5 km west by north of Careys Peak. It flows generally south and south east for about 100 km into the Hunter River between Hinton and Morpeth.
Meaning:   Named After Colonel William Paterson.
Origin:   PATERSON RIVER - named by Gov. King after Lt. Col. Paterson in 1801. (Infr. from RAHS Journal Vol 39 Pt 3 Vol 1 P. 176.
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