Billabong Creek (Junee)

The Billabong Creek, a perennial river[1] of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

Billabong Creek
Billabung Creek[1][2]
EtymologyAboriginal: an effluent from a river, sometimes separated from it, sometimes being joined again at time of flood.[1][3]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
IBRASouth West Slopes
Local government areaJunee
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceIronbong and Turveys Falls Creeks
  locationnear Illabo
  elevation271 m (889 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Murrumbidgee River
  location
east of Wantabadgery, west of Gundagai
  elevation
201 m (659 ft)
Length44 km (27 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment, Murray-Darling basin
[4]

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of the Ironbong and Turveys Falls Creeks, Billabong Creek rises west of Bethungra, northeast of the village of Illabo, and flows generally south southeast, then south by west, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River, east of Wantabadgery, west of Gundagai. The river descends 70 metres (230 ft) over its 44 kilometres (27 mi) course.[4]

See also

References

  1. "Billabong Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  2. "Billabung Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Reed Books. p. 31. ISBN 0-589-50128-3.
  4. "Map of Billabong Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2013.

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