Big Badja River

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Big Badja
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
Municipality Cooma-Monaro
Part of Murray–Darling basin
 - left Undoo Creek, Peppers Creek
 - right Boundary Creek (New South Wales)
Source Big Badja Hill
 - location north–east of Cooma
 - elevation 1,030 m (3,379 ft)
 - coordinates 36°3′10″S 149°33′00″E / 36.05278°S 149.55000°E / -36.05278; 149.55000
Mouth Numeralla River
 - location near Numeralla
 - elevation 735 m (2,411 ft)
 - coordinates 36°10′27″S 149°20′52″E / 36.17417°S 149.34778°E / -36.17417; 149.34778Coordinates: 36°10′27″S 149°20′52″E / 36.17417°S 149.34778°E / -36.17417; 149.34778
Length 32 km (20 mi)
Big Badja River is located in New South Wales
Big Badja River
Location of the mouth of the Big Badja River in New South Wales

The Big Badja River, a perennial river of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, north–east of Cooma at the junction of the Kybeyan and Gourock Ranges, and generally flows south and west, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Numeralla River at the village of Numeralla; dropping 295 metres (968 ft) over its course of 32 kilometres (20 mi).[2]

Alluvial gold was discovered in and along the river in 1858, with the Big Badja diggings worked between 1861 and 1868.[3]

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  1. ^ "Big Badja River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Big Badja River". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "History". Numeralla and District Activities Inc. 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2013.