Captain Sturt,  when descending the Murrumbidgee
, in Australia, saw two emus in the act of swimming.
The group acknowledges the assistance of Jan Wightley from NSW Department of Primary Industries (Wellington) and project assistance from South East, Central West and Hunter Local Land Services and the former Catchment Management Authorities of Southern Rivers, Border Rivers-Gwydir, Northern Rivers, Central West, Hunter-Central Rivers, Hawkesbury-Nepean, Sydney Metropolitan, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee
Tellingly, in 1854, approximately 20 years after the first significant incursions into the region by British colonists, missionary Thomas Goodwin (1854, in Massola 1970:14) recorded six tribes within a distance of approximately 300 miles 'between the junction of the Murrumbidgee
with the Murray, and the South Australian boundary' numbering between 100 to 250 individuals.
Also known as a monkey stick, a mendoza or even a Murrumbidgee
river rattler, it's a broom handle with beer-bottle caps loosely attached.
We passed or lingered in dozens of typical British-sounding suburbs and towns like Newcastle, Richmond, Liverpool and Devonport - and then there were places whose names lingered long after we had passed them: Woolloomooloo, Wollongong, Illawarra, Katoomba, Gundagai, Murrumbidgee
, Whakarewarewa, Matamata, Rangitoto, Takapuna, Puhinui, Papatoetoe .
The Wagga Wagga branch of the NSWNMA is calling on the state member for Wagga Daryl Maguire and federal member for Riverina Michael McCormack to lobby for extra funding for the Murrumbidgee
Local Health District.
Two apparently novel mosquito-transmitted bunyaviruses, Salt Ash virus (SASHV) and Murrumbidgee
virus (MURBV), were recently detected in mosquitoes collected in the Australian state of New South Wales (9).
Studies in the Murrumbidgee
River near Wagga Wagga, NSW (Robertson 1993) revealed that exposed inundated roots formed patches of habitat providing shelter, food and oviposition sites for diverse aquatic macroinvertebrates while bare banks were inhabited by only thinly scattered oligochaetes and chironomids.
When explorers Hume and Hovell travelled through New South Wales and Victoria towards South Australia in 1824, they improvised bridges with tarpaulins wrapped first around a cart, and later around a structure made of poles, in order to ferry their party and its supplies across the Murrumbidgee
and Murray Rivers.
d'Agen" in spring and summer in the Murrumbidgee
Sturt 1833) explored the Murrumbidgee
River and entered a 'mighty river' (at Boundary Bend, downstream of the modern city of Swan Hill) and named this river the 'Murray' River.
and Lachlan are two rivers in which country?