Beardy Waters

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Not to be confused with Beardy River.
Beardy Waters
Maybole Creek, The Beardy Water, Beardy River, The Beardy Waters[1]
Watercourse
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Beardy Waters at Stonehenge, NSW
Name origin: In honour of two bearded stockmen, William Chandler and John Duval[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
District New England
Municipality Glen Innes Severn
Part of Macintyre River. Murray–Darling basin
Source Waterloo Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location near Glen Innes
 - elevation 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Severn River (NSW)
 - elevation 884 m (2,900 ft)
Length 76 km (47 mi)
[3]

Beardy Waters, a watercourse and part of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the river derives from two bearded stockmen, William Chandler and John Duval, who were among the first European settlers of the district through which the river flows.[2] The river was previously known as Maybole Creek, The Beardy Water, Beardy River and The Beardy Waters.[1]

Course[edit]

Beardy Waters rises below the Waterloo Range and Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north-east then north, before reaching its confluence with the Severn River, north of Glen Innes; descending 317 metres (1,040 ft) over its 76 kilometres (47 mi) course.[3]

A weir construction across the Beardy Waters was commenced in October 1930 after a grant of GB£5,500 was made available for the work. This money was granted to pay men working on unemployment relief. Completed in July 1932 at a cost of GB£10,847 it has a capacity of 100 million imperial gallons (450,000 m3) with the flood gates closed.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beardy Waters". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c The Beardies Heritage. Brisbane: Poly-Graphics Pty, Ltd. c. 1972. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Beardy Waters, NSW". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°37′07″S 151°46′00″E / 29.61861°S 151.76667°E / -29.61861; 151.76667