Beasley River

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Beasley River
Origin Hamersley Range
Mouth Hardey River
Basin countries Australia
Length 105 kilometres (65 mi)
Source elevation 600 metres (1,969 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation 254 metres (833 ft)

The Beasley River is a river in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise in the Hamersley Range approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of Tom Price and flows in a south-westerly direction through Woongarra Pool before discharging into the Hardey River.

The only tributary of the river is Beasley River West.

The river was named in 1962 after the surveyor, Thomas Beasley, who first recorded the river during an expedition in 1885. Previously the river had been known as the Turner River but was renamed to avoid confusion with the other Turner River in Western Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Beasley River". 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 3 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 22°59′25″S 116°53′8″E / 22.99028°S 116.88556°E / -22.99028; 116.88556