Evelyn Creek (New South Wales)

Evelyn Creek is a tree lined creek in northwestern New South Wales that flows through Milparinka.[1] The creek begins in a series of gullies south west of Tibooburra and flows generally south to Cobham Lake.

Prior to European settlement Evelyn Creek was a meeting place for the Maliangaapa and other tribal groups from as far away as the Paroo River.[2]

Market gardens were located on the floodplains of the Evelyn Creek[3] near Milparinka, during the 1870s Gold rush.

The creek today supports a varied ecosystem of eucalypts, with fauna including kangaroos, echidnas and birds.[4]

It was named by Charles Sturt in 1844 after his brother, Evelyn.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Milparinka". The Family Hotel, Tibooburra. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ Aboriginal Heritage Archived 1 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Corner Country History & Heritage.
  3. ^ Mining Heritage Corner Country History.
  4. ^ Milparinka Heritage Precinct.