Eastern Branch Dingo Creek
|Etymology||Derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast|
|Source||Mount Gibraltar, Comboyne Plateau|
|⁃ location||north of Wingham|
|⁃ elevation||693 m (2,274 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Manning River|
|at Kilawarra, west of Wingham|
|14 m (46 ft)|
|Length||78 km (48 mi)|
|River system||Manning River catchment|
|⁃ right||Bobin Creek, Caparra Creek|
Course and features
The Dingo Creek rises below the Comboyne Plateau, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) southwest of Mount Gibraltar within the Killabakh Nature Reserve, north of the town of Wingham. The river flows generally west to a point east of Tapin Tops National Park, then south, joined by the Bobin and Caparra creeks, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, at Kilawarra, west of Wingham. The river descends 679 metres (2,228 ft) over its 78 kilometres (48 mi) course.
The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Dingo Creek are the Australian Aboriginal Birpai people of the Bundjalung nation. The name of the creek is derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo, a subspecies of the grey wolf.
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- "Dingo Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Map of Dingo Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- Klaver, J; Kefferman, K. J. "Aboriginal Culture and history in the Manning Valley" (PDF). Greater Taree Aboriginal Heritage Study. Manning Valley Tourism. p. 1. Retrieved 16 March 2013.