Mann River (New South Wales)

Mann River, a perennial stream of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, Australia.

Mann River
Mitchell River, Ben Lomond Creek, Backwater River[1]
EtymologyIn honour of Samuel Mann[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionBen Lomond (IBRA), NSW North Coast, Northern Rivers
MunicipalitiesClarence Valley, Glen Innes Severn
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationLlangothlin Lake, near Ben Lomond
  elevation1,410 m (4,630 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Clarence River
southwest of Baryulgil
44 m (144 ft)
Length238 km (148 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
  rightNymboida River, Henry River, Yarrow River
National parkNymboida National Park

Course and features

Mann River rises at Llangothlin Lake, on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Ben Lomond and flows generally north north east, east, north east and north, joined by four tributaries including the Nymboida River, Henry River and Yarrow River, before reaching its confluence with the Clarence River, southwest of Baryulgil. The river descends 1,370 metres (4,490 ft) over its 238 kilometres (148 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Mann River Nature Reserve.[3][4]

The river is believed to be named in honour of Samuel Furneaux Mann, who held a squatting licence for a short time in the region northwest of Glen Innes.[1]

See also


  1. "Mann River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Mann River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. "Mann River Nature Reserve". NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. State of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. "Mann River" (PDF). Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Commonwealth of Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

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