Du Faur Creek

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Du Faur
EtymologyIn honour of Frederick Du Faur[1][2]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Blue Mountains
MunicipalityCity of Lithgow
Physical characteristics
SourceBell Range, Blue Mountains National Park
 ⁃ locationnear Bell
Mouthconfluence with Bell Creek
 ⁃ location
near Mount Wilson
Length8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
National parkBlue Mountains NP

The Du Faur Creek, a perennial stream of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.


The Du Faur Creek (officially designated as a river[1]) rises on the Bell Range, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of Bell, and flows generally north north-east before reaching its confluence with Bell Creek, in remote country within the Blue Mountains National Park, west of Mount Wilson. The river has an 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.[1]

The river is named in honour of Frederick Du Faur (1832-1915), an early Chief Draftsman of the NSW Department of Lands, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Du Faur Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 March 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Du Faur, Frederick Eccleston (1832–1915)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Place Name Search: Du Faur Creek". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°30′S 150°21′E / 33.500°S 150.350°E / -33.500; 150.350