Barton River (Western Australia)

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Barton River
Origin Carson Escarpment
Mouth Drysdale River
Basin countries Australia
Length 27 kilometres (17 mi)
Source elevation 68 metres (223 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation 35 metres (115 ft)

The Barton River is a river in the Kimberley of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise on the edge of the Carson Escarpment where it meets the Barton plain and flows in a westerly direction until it discharges into the Drysdale River of which it is a tributary.

The traditional owners of the areas around the river are the Miwa peoples.[2]

The river was named in 1901 by government surveyor Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman, after the first Prime Minister of Australia, Edmund Barton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Barton River". 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ausanthrop - Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 3 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 14°11′33″S 126°59′20″E / 14.19250°S 126.98889°E / -14.19250; 126.98889