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Shannon Brook
Other name(s) Deep Creek (branch), Piora Creek, Mummulgum Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Northern Rivers
LGA Kyogle
Physical characteristics
River mouth confluence with the Richmond River
near Tatham
5 m (16 ft)
Length 58 km (36 mi)
Basin features
River system Richmond River catchment
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Rileys Creek
  • Right:
    Mongogarie Creek

The Shannon Brook, a perennial stream of the Richmond River catchment, is located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features

Formed by the confluence of the Theresa Creek and Deep Creek, Shannon Brook rises on the Richmond Range about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of Mummulgum. The river flows generally northeast, east southeast and east, joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Richmond River near Tatham, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southeast of Casino. The river descends 91 metres (299 ft) over its 58 kilometres (36 mi) course.

Etymology

The river is believed to be named in honour of J. C. Shannon who came from the Clarence Valley and took up Stratheden for Dr. John Dobie in 1842. He camped by the creek, hence the name Shannon Brook. J. C. Shannon was known locally as Doc Shannon.

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