Wards River

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Wards River
Mostly perennial river[1]
Name origin: In honour of William Ward, a founding director of AA Co[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter
Local government area Mid-Coast Council
Part of Mid-Coast Council[2]
 - right Spring Creek (New South Wales)
Source Kyle Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location near Waukivory, Gloucester
 - elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Mammy Johnsons River
 - location Johnsons Creek, near Stroud
 - elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Length 31 km (19 mi)

Wards River, a mostly perennial river of the Mid-Coast Council[2] system, is located in the Mid North Coast and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Wards River rises within Kyle Range of the Great Dividing Range, near Waukivory, south southeast of Gloucester, and flows generally west and south, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with Mammy Johnsons River at the locale of Johnsons Creek, north of Stroud. The river descends 334 metres (1,096 ft) over its 31 kilometres (19 mi) course.[3]

First surveyed by European explorers during the 1820s, the river was named in honour of William Ward, a founding director of Australian Agricultural Company.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Wards River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Great Lakes Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Wards River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°15′S 151°57′E / 32.250°S 151.950°E / -32.250; 151.950