Billabong Creek (Junee)

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Not to be confused with Billabong Creek (Urana).
For other uses, see Billabong (disambiguation).
Billabong Creek
Billabung Creek[1][2]
Perennial river[1]
Name origin: Aboriginal: an effluent from a river, sometimes separated from it, sometimes being joined again at time of flood.[1][3]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA South West Slopes
Local government area Junee
Part of Murrumbidgee catchment, Murray-Darling basin
Source confluence Ironbong and Turveys Falls Creeks
 - location near Illabo
 - elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Murrumbidgee River
 - location east of Wantabadgery, west of Gundagai
 - elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Length 44 km (27 mi)
[4]

The Billabong Creek, a perennial river[1] of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Ironbong and Turveys Falls Creeks, Billabong Creek rises west of Bethungra, northeast of the village of Illabo, and flows generally south southeast, then south by west, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River, east of Wantabadgery, west of Gundagai. The river descends 70 metres (230 ft) over its 44 kilometres (27 mi) course.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Billabong Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Billabung Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Reed Books. p. 31. ISBN 0-589-50128-3. 
  4. ^ a b "Map of Billabong Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°55′S 147°48′E / 34.917°S 147.800°E / -34.917; 147.800