Happy Jacks Creek

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Happy Jacks
Happy Jacks River
Happy Jacks Creek is located in New South Wales
Happy Jacks Creek
Location of the Happy Jacks Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionAustralian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains
LGASnowy Valleys
Physical characteristics
SourceAustralian Alps, Great Dividing Range
 ⁃ locationnear The Dip
 ⁃ coordinates36°0′28″S 148°33′11″E / 36.00778°S 148.55306°E / -36.00778; 148.55306
 ⁃ elevation1,640 m (5,380 ft)
MouthTumut River
 ⁃ location
Happy Jacks Pondage
 ⁃ coordinates
36°0′10″S 148°26′59″E / 36.00278°S 148.44972°E / -36.00278; 148.44972Coordinates: 36°0′10″S 148°26′59″E / 36.00278°S 148.44972°E / -36.00278; 148.44972
 ⁃ elevation
1,210 m (3,970 ft)
Length19 km (12 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
 ⁃ leftMcKeahnies Creek, Tibeaudo Creek

The Happy Jacks Creek, a perennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Happy Jacks Creek (technically a river[2]) rises near The Dip within the Kosciuszko National Park, sourced by runoff from the Australian Alps, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally south by southwest and then north by northwest, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Tumut River (itself a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River), in remote mountainous country at the Happy Jacks Pondage, formed by the Happy Jacks Dam. The creek descends 428 metres (1,404 ft) over its 19-kilometre (12 mi) course,[1] that is contained entirely within the Kosciuszko National Park.

The catchment area is part of the territory traditionally occupied by the Aboriginal Walgalu people, who were joined in the summer months by the Ngarigo and Ngunawal for the Bogong feasts.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Happy Jacks River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Happy Jacks Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Tabletop". NSW Wilderness Red Index. Sydney: The Colong Foundation for Wilderness. Retrieved 28 December 2014.

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