Coopers Creek (New South Wales)

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Coopers Creek
Perennial stream[1]
Name origin: In honour of Alec Cooper, a cedar cutter working in the region in 1880s.[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government area Lismore
Part of Richmond River catchment
 - left Byrangery Creek
 - right Boomerang Creek
Source Jerusalem Mountain
 - location Nightcap National Park
 - elevation 528 m (1,732 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Wilsons River
 - location Bexhill
 - elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Length 66 km (41 mi)
National park Nightcap NP

The Coopers Creek, a perennial stream[1] of the Richmond River catchment, is located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

Coopers Creek rises below Jerusalem Mountain about 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) east southeast of Doughboy Mountain, in the Nightcap Range within the Nightcap National Park. The river flows generally south southeast and then south southwest, joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Wilsons River near Bexhill. The river descends 521 metres (1,709 ft) over its 66 kilometres (41 mi) course.[2]


The river is believed to be named in honour of Alec Cooper, a cedar cutter working in the district surrounding the river during the early 1880s.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Coopers Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Coopers Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Richmond Tweed Regional Library (1984). Place Names of the Tweed, Brunswick and Upper Richmond Regions. p. 20. ISBN 0-9494-5901-1. 

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Coordinates: 28°40′S 153°25′E / 28.667°S 153.417°E / -28.667; 153.417