Boorowa River

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Boorowa
River
Boorowa Jubilee Bridge 003.JPG
Boorowa River crossed by the Jubilee Bridge at Boorowa
Name origin: Aboriginal: Wiradjuri for kangaroo; fish hawks[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: South Eastern Highlands
Districts Southern Tablelands, Central West
Municipalities Yass Valley, Boorowa, Upper Lachlan
Part of Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Breakfast Creek (Boorowa, New South Wales)
 - right Pudman Creek
Source
 - location north of Yass
 - elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Mouth Lachlan River
 - location south–east of Cowra
 - elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Length 134 km (83 mi)
Wikimedia Commons: Boorowa River
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Boorowa River, a perennial stream that is part of the Lachlan catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central–western region of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The river rises about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Yass and flows generally north, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Lachlan River about 18 kilometres (11 mi) south–east of Cowra;[3] dropping 318 metres (1,043 ft) over its course of 134 kilometres (83 mi).[2]

The river flows through the town of Boorowa; from where it draws its name, an Aboriginal Wiradjuri word for kangaroo.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boorowa". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Boorowa River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Boorowa River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°57′S 148°50′E / 33.950°S 148.833°E / -33.950; 148.833