Abba River

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Abba River
Origin Whicher Range
Mouth Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary
Basin countries Australia
Length 24 kilometres (15 mi)
Source elevation 156 metres (512 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation sea level
Basin area 261 square kilometres (101 sq mi)[2]

The Abba River is a river in the South West of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise in the Whicher Range in the Millbrook State Forest then flow in a northerly direction. The river crosses the Vasse Highway and then through Wonnerup Siding before discharging into the Vasse Estuary East of Busselton and finally the Indian Ocean.

The river was named in 1834 by Frederick Ludlow. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is a greeting word used by the local peoples.[3]

Construction of bridge over the Abba and the Sabina River commenced in 1860, despite dreadful weather, and the rivers running high at the time.[4]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Abba River". 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Water Corporation - Busselton Catchment - Location and size". 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Local and Domestic Intelligence.". The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 18 July 1860. p. 2. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 33°39′6″S 115°27′40″E / 33.65167°S 115.46111°E / -33.65167; 115.46111