Agnes River (Australia)

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For other places with the same name, see Agnes River (disambiguation).
Agnes (Kut-wut[1])
The Little[2]
River[2]
Name origin: (i) From the Ages River, after 'Agnes,' daughter of John Gellion, an early settler.[3]
(ii) Named by Governor La Trobe in honour of his daughter, Agnes.[4][5]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), South Gippsland
Local government area South Gippsland Shire
Part of West Gippsland catchment
Source Strzelecki Ranges
 - location below Beech Hill
 - elevation 560 m (1,837 ft)
Mouth Corner Inlet, Bass Strait
 - location southeast of Toora
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°41′10″S 146°22′28″E / 38.68611°S 146.37444°E / -38.68611; 146.37444Coordinates: 38°41′10″S 146°22′28″E / 38.68611°S 146.37444°E / -38.68611; 146.37444
Waterfall Agnes Falls
Location of the Agnes River mouth in Victoria
[2]

The Agnes River is a perennial river of the West Gippsland catchment, located in the South Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

Agnes River rises below Beech Hill in state forestry area within the Strzelecki Ranges, and flows generally south in a highly meandering course, before reaching its mouth in Corner Inlet of Bass Strait, southeast of the town of Toora in the South Gippsland Shire. The river descends 570 metres (1,870 ft) over its course.

The Agnes River sub-catchment area is managed by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

The river is traversed by the South Gippsland Highway between Toora and Welshpool.

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Brataualung language the name of the river is Kut-wut, with no defined meaning.[1]

The river derives its current name from the Ages River, after 'Agnes,' daughter of John Gellion, an early settler;[3] and was named by Governor La Trobe in 1845 in honour of his daughter, Agnes.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agnes River: 9176: Traditional Name: Kut-wut". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Agnes River: 9176". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Agnes River: 9176". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3 
  5. ^ a b Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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