Gore Creek (New South Wales)

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Gore Creek
Gores Creek[1]
EtymologyIn honour of William Gore (1765–1845), the provost-marshal under Governor Bligh[2]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney basin (IBRA), Northern Suburbs
Local government areaLane Cove
Physical characteristics
SourceThe Gore Hill
 ⁃ locationLane Cove
Mouthconfluence with the Lane Cove River
 ⁃ location
near Greenwich Point ferry wharf
Length2 km (1.2 mi)
Basin features
River systemParramatta River catchment
Nature reservesLane Cove Bushland Park; Gore Creek Reserve

Gore Creek, an urban watercourse[1] that is part of the Parramatta River catchment, is located in Northern Suburbs region of Sydney, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Gore Creek rises in the suburb of Lane Cove on the western side of the Pacific Highway, south of Epping Road and the Lane Cove Tunnel, and east of Burns Bray Road; near the Lane Cove shopping village. The creek flows generally south then south-east, through the Lane Cove Bushland Park and Gore Creek Reserve before reaching its confluence with the Lane Cove River, near Greenwich Point ferry wharf and west of Wollstonecraft railway station. The course of the creek is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi).[1]

The creek is traversed by River Road at Northwood.

Gore Creek draws its name from the suburb of Gore Hill, named in honour of William Gore (1765–1845), the provost-marshal under Governor William Bligh. Gore received a grant of 150 acres (0.61 km2) in 1810 and named it Artarmon after his family estate in Ireland.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Gore Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Pollon, Frances (1990). The Book of Sydney Suburbs. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. p. 6. ISBN 0-207-14495-8.

Coordinates: 33°49′S 151°10′E / 33.817°S 151.167°E / -33.817; 151.167