Wards River

Wards River, a mostly perennial river of the Mid-Coast Council[2] system, is located in the Mid North Coast and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Wards River
EtymologyIn honour of William Ward, a founding director of AA Co[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter
Local government areaMid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceKyle Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationnear Waukivory, Gloucester
  elevation399 m (1,309 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Mammy Johnsons River
Johnsons Creek, near Stroud
65 m (213 ft)
Length31 km (19 mi)
Basin features
River systemMid-Coast Council[2]
  rightSpring 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.[3]

First surveyed by European explorers during the 1820s, the river was named in honour of William Ward, a founding director of Australian Agricultural Company.[1]

See also


  1. "Wards River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Great Lakes Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. "Map of Wards River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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