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The Grose River was named after Lieutenant-Governor Francis Grose

The Grose River was named after Lieutenant-Governor Francis Grose, who was the Governor of New South Wales from 1792 to 1794.

Painting by: John Rice

The river was named by Captain Paterson while he was exploring the Blue Mountains in 1793. The other localities in the vicinity, such as Grose Valley, Grose Wold and Grose Vale take their name from the river. The Grose River rises near Mount Victoria and flows into the Nepean near Richmond, and it is about 56 kilometres in length.