Commissioners Waters

The Commissioners Waters, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Macleay River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Commissioners Waters
Etymologyin honour of the first Crown Lands Commissioner in Armidale
StateNew South Wales
RegionNew England Tablelands (IBRA), Northern Tablelands
Local government areaArmidale
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceDumaresq Creek and Tilbuster Ponds
  locationeast of Armidale
  elevation972 m (3,189 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Gara River
915 m (3,002 ft)
Length19 km (12 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacleay River catchment
  leftBurying Ground Creek
National parksNew England NP,
Cunnawarra NP

Course and features

Commissioners Waters was formed by the confluence of the Dumaresq Creek and Tilbuster Ponds. Commissioners Waters is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of Armidale. The river flows generally to the southeast by south, joined by a minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Gara River.[1] The river descends 56 metres (184 ft) over its 19 kilometres (12 mi) course.[2]

The river is transversed by the Waterfall Way,[2] and is named in honour of Commissioner McDonald, the first Commissioner of Crown Lands in Armidale.[1]

See also


  1. "Commissioners Waters". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. "Map of Commissioners Waters, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 October 2013.

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