Dumaresq River

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Dumaresq (Karaula[1])
Macintyre Brook, Dumaresq or Severn River[1][2]
River
TexasDumaresqRiver.JPG
Dumaresq River near Texas, Queensland.
On the left bank is Queensland;
on the right bank is New South Wales.
Name origin: In honour of the Dumaresq family,
relatives of Ralph Darling[1]
Country Australia
States New South Wales, Queensland
Regions Northern Tablelands, Darling Downs, North West Slopes
Part of Macintyre River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Mole River, Beardy River, Macintyre Brook
 - right Pike Creek, Severn River (Queensland)
Source Great Dividing Range
Source confluence Severn River (Queensland) and Tenterfield Creek
 - location east of Glenlyon Dam, Queensland
 - elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
 - coordinates 28°57′42″S 151°32′32″E / 28.96167°S 151.54222°E / -28.96167; 151.54222
Mouth confluence with the Macintyre River
 - location east of Boggabilla, New South Wales
 - elevation 227 m (745 ft)
 - coordinates 28°39′45″S 150°29′1″E / 28.66250°S 150.48361°E / -28.66250; 150.48361Coordinates: 28°39′45″S 150°29′1″E / 28.66250°S 150.48361°E / -28.66250; 150.48361
Length 214 km (133 mi)
Location of Dumaresq River mouth
in New South Wales
[3]

The Dumaresq River /djˈmɛrɪk/, (Indigenous Bigambul: Karaula[1]) a perennial stream of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales and the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.[2]

Part of the course of the river marks the boundary between Queensland and New South Wales.

Course and features[edit]

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, formed by the confluence of the Queensland branch of the Severn River and the Tenterfield Creek, east of Glenlyon Dam in Queensland. The upper reaches of the Dumaresq River form north of Stanthorpe, Queensland. The Dumaresq River flows generally southwest and northwest, joined by fourteen tributaries, including the Mole River, Pike Creek, Beardy River, and Macintyre Brook, before reaching its confluence with the Macintyre River, east of Boggabilla. The river descends 154 metres (505 ft) over its 214-kilometre (133 mi) course.[3]

The Dumaresq River, together with Pike Creek, the Mole, Beardy, Severn (Queensland), Severn (New South Wales), and Macintyre rivers are all part of the Border Rivers group. The Dumaresq River flows through Bonshaw, New South Wales and Yelarbon and Texas in Queensland. South of Texas, the Bruxner Highway crosses the Dumaresq River.

Within the river valley there are vineyards and numerous spots for fishing. Farmers in the valley once supported the tobacco industry with crop.

In April 2011, the water hyacinth weed was found in the river system for the first time.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Dumaresq River are the indigenous Bigambul peoples, who called the river Karaula.[1] The Kamilaroi people also have strong connections to the river.[citation needed]

The river was first sighted by European explorer and botanist, Allan Cunningham, in 1827 and named in honour of Lt-Colonel Henry Dumaresq, a relative of Ralph Darling,[1][2] the Governor of New South Wales at that time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dumaresq River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dumaresq River (entry 10797)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Dumaresq River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Low, Marie (13 April 2011). "Flood brings weed threat". Tenterfield Star. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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