Allyn River

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Allyn
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Allyn River, surrounded by sub tropical rainforest
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Location of the Allyn River mouth in New South Wales
Location
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Hunter
LGA Dungog
Town East Gresford
Physical characteristics
Source Allyn Range, Barrington Tops
  locationnear Careys Peak
  coordinates 32°21′42.9″S151°31′55.668″E / 32.361917°S 151.53213000°E / -32.361917; 151.53213000
  elevation655 m (2,149 ft)
Mouth Paterson River
  location
Vacy
  coordinates
32°3′43.26″S151°24′57″E / 32.0620167°S 151.41583°E / -32.0620167; 151.41583 Coordinates: 32°3′43.26″S151°24′57″E / 32.0620167°S 151.41583°E / -32.0620167; 151.41583
  elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Length82 km (51 mi)
Basin features
River system Hunter River catchment
Tributaries 
  leftChads Creek, Stony Creek (Dungog, New South Wales), Lewinsbrook Creek, McIntyre Creek, Mirari Creek
  rightMasseys Creek, Bucks Creek
[1]

Allyn River, a perennial stream [2] of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

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Course

Allyn River rises on Allyn Range, on the slopes of the Gondwana Rainforests Barrington Tops, west of Careys Peak, and flows generally southeast, joined by seven minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Paterson River near Vacy; descending 640 metres (2,100 ft) over its 82-kilometre (51 mi) course. [1]

The course of the river flows through World Heritage listed high altitude rainforest, noted for its Antarctic Beech; and then through lower altitude subtropical rainforest, including trees such as Red Cedar and Small leaf fig. [3] Some of the River Oak growing beside the stream are over 50 metres (160 ft) in height. Logging has been practiced in the area since the 1820s. [3] In the middle course of the river, the geology includes sedimentary rocks such as the Allyn River Member. [4]

History

The Allyn River valley is the traditional territory of the Gringai clan of the Wonnarua people, [5] [6] a group of Indigenous Australians.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 "Map of Allyn River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. "Allyn River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales . Retrieved 27 February 2013. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  3. 1 2 Allyn River Visitor's Guide. State Forests of New South Wales. Government of New South Wales. February 2000.
  4. Roberts, J., Engel, B., Lennox, M., Chapman, J., 1991, Dungog, New South Wales 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 9233, Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1:100,000 geological sheet series, 1v, Map
  5. "Caergwrle, Allynbrook". Discover people and places. State Library of New South Wales. 2011. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  6. "Strategic Plan 2009–2019" (PDF). Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.