Blaxland Creek

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Blaxland
Creek[1]
Name origin: In honour of Gregory Blaxland[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney basin (IBRA), Greater Western Sydney
Local government area Penrith
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Source
 - location near Mulgoa
Mouth confluence with South Creek
 - location Orchard Hills
Length 10 km (6 mi)
[2]

Blaxland Creek, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Blaxland Creek rises in the western suburbs of Sydney, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east south-east of Mulgoa and flows generally north by east, and then north-east by east before reaching its confluence with South Creek, in the suburb of Orchard Hills. The creek has a course of approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi).

Blaxland Creek, on Department of Defence land near Penrith, is probably the last near-pristine freshwater stream in the Cumberland Plain. Blaxland Creek, because it has been relatively untouched by development, can be used not only as a touchstone for understanding the biodiversity of other freshwater streams on the Cumberland Plain but as a way of reintroducing native species to other streams.[2][3]

The creek in named in honour of Gregory Blaxland, a pioneer farmer and explorer who was granted land in the Orchard Hills area from 1810.[2]

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Coordinates: 33°49′S 150°43′E / 33.817°S 150.717°E / -33.817; 150.717