Bogan River

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Bogan River at Nyngan

The Bogan River is an inland river of New South Wales, Australia. It begins at Goonumbla, near Parkes. It flows in a north west direction for about 370 mi (595 km) before it joins the Darling River near Bourke.[1] The towns of Tottenham, Peak Hill and Nyngan are built on the banks of the Bogan River.

The first Europen to see the Bogan River was Charles Sturt in 1828-9.[1] He named it New Year Creek. However the Indigenous Australian name, Bogan, which means birthplace of a king, was the name that was used.[1] The explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell created a painting in 1836 of an Aboriginal man, Combo, from the Bogan River.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bogan River". The Australian Encyclopaedia. II. The Grollier Society of Australia. 1958. p. 46. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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