Du Faur Creek

The Du Faur Creek, a perennial stream of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

Du Faur
EtymologyIn honour of Frederick Du Faur[1][2]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Blue Mountains
MunicipalityCity of Lithgow
Physical characteristics
SourceBell Range, Blue Mountains National Park
  locationnear Bell
Mouthconfluence with Bell Creek
near Mount Wilson
Length8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
National parkBlue Mountains NP


The Du Faur Creek (officially designated as a river[1]) rises on the Bell Range, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of Bell, and flows generally north north-east before reaching its confluence with Bell Creek, in remote country within the Blue Mountains National Park, west of Mount Wilson. The river has an 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.[1]

The river is named in honour of Frederick Du Faur (1832-1915), an early Chief Draftsman of the NSW Department of Lands, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.[1][2]

See also


  1. "Du Faur Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. "Du Faur, Frederick Eccleston (1832–1915)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. "Place Name Search: Du Faur Creek". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.

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