Belubula River

river

Belubula River is a perennial river in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. It flows into the Lachlan River, which is part of the Murray-Darling basin.

Belubula
King Plains Creek, Dungeon Creek[1]
Concrete bridge over the Belubula River in Carcoar.jpg
Concrete bridge over the Belubula River in Carcoar
EtymologyAboriginal: stony river; big lagoon[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: South Eastern Highlands
DistrictCentral West
MunicipalitiesBathurst, Blayney, Cabonne
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationsouth of Vittoria
 - elevation936 m (3,071 ft)
MouthLachlan River
 - locationeast of Gooloogong
 - elevation262 m (860 ft)
Length165 km (103 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin
Tributaries 
 - leftCoombing Creek, Mandurama Ponds, Limestone Creek (New South Wales), Jacks Creek (New South Wales)
 - rightCadiangullong Creek, Swallow Creek, Panuara Rivulet, Nyrang Creek
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The Belubula begins near Vittoria, between Bathurst and Orange. It flows south and west, joined by eight smaller streams. It flows into Carcoar Lake before reaching its mouth at the Lachlan River, east of Gooloogong. It drops 674 metres (2,211 ft) over its course of 165 kilometres (103 mi).[2]

The name comes from the Indigenous Australian word for "stony river" or "big lagoon".[1] The first people to live by the Belubula River are the Wiradjuri clan.[3]

Towns on the Belubula River, from its source towards its mouth, include Blayney, Carcoar, and Canowindra.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Belubula River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 21 March 1975. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Map of Belubula River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. "Cultural heritage". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°33′S 148°28′E / 33.550°S 148.467°E / -33.550; 148.467