Numeralla River

The Numeralla River, a perennial river that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Umaralla River[1]
Location of the mouth of the Numeralla River in New South Wales
EtymologyAboriginal: valley of plenty[2]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
MunicipalitySnowy Monaro Regional Council
Physical characteristics
SourceKybeyan Range
  locationeast of Nimmitabel
  coordinates36°30′27″S 149°25′20″E
  elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
MouthMurrumbidgee River
north of Cooma
36°3′56″S 149°9′1″E
706 m (2,316 ft)
Length94 km (58 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftKybeyan River, Big Badja River
  rightRock Flat Creek

The name of the river is claimed to derive from an Aboriginal word meaning "valley of plenty", but Flavia Hodges has called this etymology "highly suspect."[2][4]


Numeralla River
Jarake Road
Greenlands Road
Greenlands Swamp Creek
Kybeyan Road
Winifred Creek
Gallows Creek
Grannys Flat Creek
Dangelong Road
Mowles Creek
Dangelong Creek
Halls Creek
Mount Forest Road
Stony Creek
Dry Creek
Lease Gully
Lambing Gully
Kybeyan River
Bill Kings Creek
Cooma Street, Numeralla
Big Badja River
Green Creek
Kings Creek
Rose Valley Road
Dodds Creek
Rock Flat Creek
Chakola Road
Christos Creek
Bombala railway line
Monaro Highway
Murrumbidgee River

The river rises on the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the village of Nimmitabel, and flows generally north and west, joined by eight tributaries including the Kybeyan and Big Badja rivers before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River, south of Bredbo and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Cooma; descending 367 metres (1,204 ft) over its 93-kilometre (58 mi) course.[1][3]

The river is a diverse ecosystem rich with many different animal species such as the uncommonly seen Wanderer's Kingfisher and the Kiora frog. Its native freshwater fish fauna had been entirely replaced by introduced trout species, now replaced by the introduced European carp species; a common situation in south-east Australia.

Alluvial gold was discovered in and along the river in 1858, with the diggings worked until 1868.[5]

See also


  1. "Numeralla River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. "Numeralla". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. "Map of Numeralla River, ACT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  5. "History". Numeralla and District Activities Inc. 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
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