Murrumbidgee


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Mur·rum·bidg·ee

 (mûr′əm-bĭj′ē)
A river of southeast Australia rising in the Australian Alps and flowing about 1,690 km (1,050 mi) westward to the Murray River.

Murrumbidgee

(ˌmʌrəmˈbɪdʒɪ)
n
(Placename) a river in SE Australia, rising in S New South Wales and flowing north and west to the Murray River: important for irrigation. Length: 1690 km (1050 miles)

Mur•rum•bidg•ee

(ˌmɜr əmˈbɪdʒ i)

n.
a river in SE Australia, flowing W through New South Wales to the Murray River. 1050 mi. (1690 km) long.
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Noun1.Murrumbidgee - a river of southeastern AustraliaMurrumbidgee - a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
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Captain Sturt, [11] 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 and Murray.
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.
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.
Murrumbidgee and Lachlan are two rivers in which country?