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Fish River, a perennial stream[1] that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western district of New South Wales, Australia.

Fish River
Fish River Creek[1]
FishRiver OberonNSW at OConnell 2013 02 24.jpg
Fish River, pictured near O'Connell, 2013
Etymologythe amount of fish in the river[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRASouth Eastern Highlands
DistrictCentral West
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear Shooters Hill
 ⁃ elevation1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macquarie River
 ⁃ location
near White Rock
 ⁃ elevation
668 m (2,192 ft)
Length119 km (74 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie catchment, Murray–Darling basin
 ⁃ leftCampbells River
 ⁃ rightDuckmaloi River
ReservoirLake Oberon

The Fish River rises on the plateau south east of Oberon, and flows generally to the north-west, becoming the main headwater of the Macquarie River just east of Bathurst. The river is impounded by a reservoir near Oberon which supplies water for the region. The Fish River descends 493 metres (1,617 ft) over its 119 kilometres (74 mi) course.[2]

The Fish River was given its name by George Evans in 1813, because of the large number of fish they found in it, being a rare permanent stream.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Fish River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 January 2013.  
  2. ^ a b "Map of Fish River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Retrieved 24 January 2013.

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