Talbragar River

Talbragar River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Upper Hunter and Orana districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Talbragar River
Talbragar River, at Cobbora, southwest of Dunedoo
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: Brigalow Belt South
DistrictUpper Hunter, Orana
MunicipalitiesUpper Hunter, Warrumbungle, Dubbo
Physical characteristics
SourceLiverpool Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationnorth of Cassilis
  elevation1,130 m (3,710 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macquarie River
near Dubbo
258 m (846 ft)
Length277 km (172 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
  rightCoolaburragundy River

The river rises on the western side of the Liverpool Range on south slopes of Great Dividing Range, north of Cassilis and flows generally south west, joined by fifteen tributaries, including the Coolaburragundy River, and reaching its confluence with the Macquarie River near Dubbo; descending 876 metres (2,874 ft) over its 277 kilometres (172 mi) course.

The river flows through the Dunedoo and is noted for its influence on flood, particularly for its capacity for rapid rise and fall, due to the wide catchment, and the effect of its flood water on Dubbo.

European history

The Talbragar River was first encountered by Europeans in the late 1820s when it was called the Putterbatta River. The first bridge over the Talbragar was built in the 1850s, near Dunedoo, by Thomas New.

See also


  1. "Map of Talbragar River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.

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