The Murrumbidgee at Gundagai
|Origin||Australian Alps at
|Mouth||joins with the Murray River|
|Length||1,400 km (870 mi)|
|Source elevation||1,600 m (5,200 ft)|
|Basin area||80,000 km2 (31,000 sq mi)|
The Murrumbidgee River is a big river in New South Wales, Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. It joins in with the Murray River. The word Murrumbidgee is from the Wiradjuri language (Indigenous Australian) and means "big water", "track goes down here" or "very good place". There are many large towns built next to the river, Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Hay and Balranald.
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- "Geographical Names Register Extract: Murrumbidgee River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=ujjLjzxOIt. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
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