Mann River (New South Wales)

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Mann River
Mitchell River, Ben Lomond Creek, Backwater River[1]
Perennial stream
Name origin: In honour of Samuel Mann[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Ben Lomond (IBRA), NSW North Coast, Northern Rivers
Municipalities Clarence Valley, Glen Innes Severn
Part of Clarence River catchment
 - right Nymboida River, Henry River, Yarrow River
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location Llangothlin Lake, near Ben Lomond
 - elevation 1,410 m (4,626 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Clarence River
 - location southwest of Baryulgil
 - elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Length 238 km (148 mi)
National park Nymboida National Park
Nature reserve Mann River Nature Reserve

Mann River, a perennial stream of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Mann River rises at Llangothlin Lake, on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Ben Lomond and flows generally north north east, east, north east and north, joined by four tributaries including the Nymboida River, Henry River and Yarrow River, before reaching its confluence with the Clarence River, southwest of Baryulgil. The river descends 1,370 metres (4,490 ft) over its 238 kilometres (148 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Mann River Nature Reserve.[3][4]

The river is believed to be named in honour of Samuel Furneaux Mann, who held a squatting licence for a short time in the region northwest of Glen Innes.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mann River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Mann River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mann River Nature Reserve". NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. State of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mann River" (PDF). Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 29°39′54″S 152°09′04″E / 29.66500°S 152.15111°E / -29.66500; 152.15111