|Etymology||In honour of William Ward, a founding director of AA Co|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter|
|Local government area||Mid-Coast Council|
|Source||Kyle Range, Great Dividing Range|
|⁃ location||near Waukivory, Gloucester|
|⁃ elevation||399 m (1,309 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Mammy Johnsons River|
|Johnsons Creek, near Stroud|
|65 m (213 ft)|
|Length||31 km (19 mi)|
|River system||Mid-Coast Council|
|⁃ right||Spring Creek (New South Wales)|
Course and features
Wards River rises within Kyle Range of the Great Dividing Range, near Waukivory, south southeast of Gloucester, and flows generally west and south, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with Mammy Johnsons River at the locale of Johnsons Creek, north of Stroud. The river descends 334 metres (1,096 ft) over its 31 kilometres (19 mi) course.
First surveyed by European explorers during the 1820s, the river was named in honour of William Ward, a founding director of Australian Agricultural Company.
- "Karuah River and Great Lakes catchments" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.
|Hunter Valley and Hunter River|
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