|Maybole Creek, The Beardy Water, Beardy River, The Beardy Waters|
Beardy Waters at Stonehenge, NSW
|Name origin: In honour of two bearded stockmen, William Chandler and John Duval|
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||New England Tablelands|
|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)|
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. The river was previously known as Maybole Creek, The Beardy Water, Beardy River and The Beardy Waters.
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.
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.
- "Border Rivers catchments" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.
- Beardies History House - website