Coopers Creek (New South Wales)

The Coopers Creek, a perennial stream[1] of the Richmond River catchment, is located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Coopers Creek
EtymologyIn honour of Alec Cooper, a cedar cutter working in the region in 1880s.[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government areaLismore
Physical characteristics
SourceJerusalem Mountain
  locationNightcap National Park
  elevation528 m (1,732 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Wilsons River
8 m (26 ft)
Length66 km (41 mi)
Basin features
River systemRichmond River catchment
  leftByrangery Creek
  rightBoomerang Creek
National parkNightcap NP

Location and features

Coopers Creek rises below Jerusalem Mountain about 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) east southeast of Doughboy Mountain, in the Nightcap Range within the Nightcap National Park. The river flows generally south southeast and then south southwest, joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Wilsons River near Bexhill. The river descends 521 metres (1,709 ft) over its 66 kilometres (41 mi) course.[2]


The river is believed to be named in honour of Alec Cooper, a cedar cutter working in the district surrounding the river during the early 1880s.[1][3]

See also


  1. "Coopers Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. "Map of Coopers Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. Richmond Tweed Regional Library (1984). Place Names of the Tweed, Brunswick and Upper Richmond Regions. p. 20. ISBN 0-9494-5901-1.

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