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]
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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)

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.


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]


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 £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 £10,847 it has a capacity of 100 million imperial gallons (450,000 m3) with the flood gates closed.[2]

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  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". 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