Commissioners Waters

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Commissioners Waters
Name origin: in honour of the first Crown Lands Commissioner in Armidale
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions New England Tablelands (IBRA), Northern Tablelands
Local government area Armidale Dumaresq
Part of Macleay River catchment
 - left Burying Ground Creek
Source confluence Dumaresq Creek and Tilbuster Ponds
 - location east of Armidale
 - elevation 972 m (3,189 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Gara River
 - elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Length 19 km (12 mi)
National parks New England NP,
Cunnawarra NP

The Commissioners Waters, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Macleay River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Dumaresq Creek and Tilbuster Ponds, Commissioners Waters about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of Armidale. The river flows generally to the southeast by south, joined by a minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Gara River.[1] The river descends 56 metres (184 ft) over its 19 kilometres (12 mi) course.[2]

The river is transversed by the Waterfall Way,[2] and is named in honour of Commissioner McDonald, the first Commissioner of Crown Lands in Armidale.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Commissioners Waters". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Commissioners Waters, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°34′S 151°45′E / 30.567°S 151.750°E / -30.567; 151.750