Talbragar River

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Talbragar River
Perennial stream[1]
Talbragar River, at Cobbora NSW, November 2009.jpg
Talbragar River, at Cobbora, southwest of Dunedoo
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: Brigalow Belt South
Districts Upper Hunter, Orana
Municipalities Upper Hunter, Warrumbungle, Dubbo
Part of Macquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
 - right Coolaburragundy River
Source Liverpool Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location north of Cassilis
 - elevation 1,130 m (3,707 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Macquarie River
 - location near Dubbo
 - elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Length 277 km (172 mi)

Talbragar River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Upper Hunter and Orana districts of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises on the western side of the Liverpool Range on south slopes of Great Dividing Range, north of Cassilis and flows generally south west, joined by fifteen tributaries, including the Coolaburragundy River, and reaching its confluence with the Macquarie River near Dubbo; descending 876 metres (2,874 ft) over its 277 kilometres (172 mi) course.

The river flows through the Dunedoo and is noted for its influence on flood, particularly for its capacity for rapid rise and fall, due to the wide catchment, and the effect of its flood water on Dubbo.

European history[edit]

The Talbragar River was first encountered by Europeans in the late 1820s when it was called the Putterbatta River.[citation needed] The first bridge over the Talbragar was built in the 1850s, near Dunedoo, by Thomas New.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Talbragar River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Talbragar River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°12′S 148°37′E / 32.200°S 148.617°E / -32.200; 148.617