Myall River

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Myall River
Upper Myall River [1]
Singing Bridge.JPG
Singing Bridge across the Myall River at Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.
Etymology Aboriginal: myall, a small silver-grey wattle tree [2]
Location
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast, Hunter
Local government area Mid-Coast Council
Town Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest
Physical characteristics
SourceKyle Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationnorth northeast of Stroud
  elevation352 m (1,155 ft)
Mouth Port Stephens
  location
at Hawks Nest
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length92 km (57 mi)
Basin size819 km2 (316 sq mi)
Basin features
River system Mid-Coast Council [3]
Tributaries 
  leftKyle Creek, Pipers Creek (Great Lakes, New South Wales)
  right Crawford River, Little Myall River, Monkey Jacket Creek
National park Myall Lakes NP
[4]

Myall River, an open semi-mature brackish freshwater barrier estuary [5] of the Mid-Coast Council [3] system, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

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Course and features

Myall River rises of the southern slopes of Kyle Range within the Great Dividing Range, north northeast of Stroud, and flows generally south southeast then southwest, joined by tributaries including, before reaching its mouth within Port Stephens at Hawks Nest. Port Stephens then empties into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean. The river descends 355 metres (1,165 ft) over its 92 kilometres (57 mi) course. [4]

After flowing past the town of Bulahdelah, east of the small settlement of Nerong, the Myall River enters the most southern of the three Ramsar-protected Myall Lakes, Bombah Broadwater, within the Myall Lakes National Park. The flow of the river runs adjacent to the coastline and through both the Little Brasswater and the Brasswater near the towns of Tea Gardens, and Hawks Nest. [4]

Two notable bridges cross the Myall River. The Bulahdelah Bridge, carries the Pacific Highway, across the river north of Bulahdelah and the Singing Bridge crosses the river between Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest..

Etymology

The word myall is an Australian Aboriginal term for a small silver-grey wattle tree. [2]

See also

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References

  1. "Myall River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales . Retrieved 18 March 2013. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. 1 2 Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia (1984 reprint ed.). Reed Books. p. 161. ISBN   978-0-589-07115-8.
  3. 1 2 "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Mid-Coast Council. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 "Map of Myall River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  5. Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science . 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.

Coordinates: 32°14′S152°10′E / 32.233°S 152.167°E / -32.233; 152.167