BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Nadina River
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Feature Types.
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River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows E into W end Fran├žois Lake, S of Houston, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°58'41''N, 126°30'07''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93E/15
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93E/14
93E/15
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Origin Notes and History:

"Nadina River (not Nadinaka nor Nadinalo)" Adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906; re-approved 15 July 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 376A, and 13 March 1947 on 93/SW (file T.1.36).
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Labelled "Na-di-na-ko River" on 1879 Geological Survey of Canada map of BC & NWT: Pacific Ocean to Fort Edmonton, and on 1893 BC Lands map of the Northern Coast of British Columia; labelled "Nadinaka River" on 1903 BC Lands map of British Columbia.
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In association with the solitary and prominent mountain at its' source, Na-di-na, "standing up alone".
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In spite of the long-established name Nadinako ("water coming from Nadina") - undoubtedly a name he would have known through his long years in the area - Father A.G. Morice, OMI, labelled this "Mazenod River" on his 1907 Map of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, probably a gesture toward a Jesuit personage or patron of the church.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office