Aberfeldy River

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Coordinates: 37°44′39″S 146°21′41″E / 37.74417°S 146.36139°E / -37.74417; 146.36139
Aberfeldy (Nambruc[1][2])
River[3]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Victorian Alps (IBRA), West Gippsland
Local government area Shire of Baw Baw
Part of West Gippsland catchment
Source confluence North and South Branches of the Aberfeldy River
 - location below Mount Selma
 - elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
 - coordinates 37°39′16″S 146°25′48″E / 37.65444°S 146.43000°E / -37.65444; 146.43000
Mouth confluence with the Thomson River
 - location north of Rawson
 - elevation 253 m (830 ft)
 - coordinates 37°44′39″S 146°21′41″E / 37.74417°S 146.36139°E / -37.74417; 146.36139
Length 49 km (30 mi)
Location of the Aberfeldy River mouth in Victoria
[3][4]

The Aberfeldy River is a perennial river[3] of the West Gippsland catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Features and location[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the North and South branches of the river, the Aberfeldy River rises in a state forestry area below Mount Selma on part of the Great Dividing Range. The river flows generally southwest then south, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Thomson River north of Rawson, in the Shire of Baw Baw. The river descends 409 metres (1,342 ft) over its 49-kilometre (30 mi) course.[4]

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Brataualung language the river is named Nambruc, meaning "plenty of black opossums".[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aberfeldy River: 9139: Traditional name: Nambruc". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Aberfeldy River: 9139: Traditional name: Nambruc". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Aberfeldy River: 9139". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Map of Aberfeldy River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

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