Blaxland Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlaxland
|Region||Sydney basin (IBRA), Greater Western Sydney|
|Local government area||Penrith|
|Main source||near Mulgoa|
|River mouth||confluence with South Creek
|Length||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|River system||Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment|
Course and features
Blaxland Creek rises in the western suburbs of Sydney, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east south-east of Mulgoa and flows generally north by east, and then north-east by east before reaching its confluence with South Creek, in the suburb of Orchard Hills. The creek has a course of approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi).
Blaxland Creek, on Department of Defence land near Penrith, is probably the last near-pristine freshwater stream in the Cumberland Plain. Blaxland Creek, because it has been relatively untouched by development, can be used not only as a touchstone for understanding the biodiversity of other freshwater streams on the Cumberland Plain but as a way of reintroducing native species to other streams.
The creek in named in honour of Gregory Blaxland, a pioneer farmer and explorer who was granted land in the Orchard Hills area from 1810.
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