Berrima River

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Coordinates: 36°51′54″S 148°14′7″E / 36.86500°S 148.23528°E / -36.86500; 148.23528
Berrima
Suggan Buggan, Toonginbooka, Oonginbooka[1]
River[1][2]
Name origin: Aboriginal: meaning "to the south"[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales, Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Victorian Alps
Local government areas Snowy River Shire, Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Snowy River catchment
Source Berrima Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
 - elevation 1,030 m (3,379 ft)
 - coordinates 36°48′4″S 148°14′42″E / 36.80111°S 148.24500°E / -36.80111; 148.24500
Mouth confluence with Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River
 - location Alpine National Park, Victoria
 - elevation 695 m (2,280 ft)
 - coordinates 36°51′54″S 148°14′7″E / 36.86500°S 148.23528°E / -36.86500; 148.23528
Length 8 km (5 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Location of the Berrima River mouth, south of the Black-Allan Line, in Victoria
[1][2][3]

The Berrima River (in Victoria),[1] also called the Berrima Creek (in New South Wales),[2] is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Berrima River rises below the Berrima Range in a remote alpine wilderness area just north of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between New South Wales and Victoria. The river flows generally south, before reaching its confluence with the Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River in the Shire of East Gippsland, within the Alpine National Park in Victoria. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The word berrima is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "to the south".[2]

History[edit]

Aboriginal history[edit]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Berrima River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Berrima River: 10548". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Berrima Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Berrima River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Snowy River National Park". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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