Bonang River

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Coordinates: 37°6′18″S 148°38′27″E / 37.10500°S 148.64083°E / -37.10500; 148.64083
Bonang
Tellicura, Sliprail[1]
River[1]
Bonang River 01 Pengo.jpg
River and forest near Bendoc Orbost Road
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Snowy River catchment
Source Bonang River North Branch
 - location Snowy River National Park
Source confluence Bonang River South Branch
 - location below Mountain Little Bill
 - elevation 767 m (2,516 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Deddick River
 - location south of the Black-Allan Line
 - elevation 503 m (1,650 ft)
 - coordinates 37°6′18″S 148°38′27″E / 37.10500°S 148.64083°E / -37.10500; 148.64083
Length 30 km (19 mi)
National park Snowy River NP
Mouth of the Bonang River in Victoria
[1][2]

The Bonang River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the northern and southern branches of the river, the Bonang River rises below Mountain Little Bill in a remote alpine wilderness area within the Snowy River National Park, near The Gap Scenic Reserve. The river flows generally north leaving the national park, then northwest, and then west, joined by six minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Deddick River in the Victorian State Forestry country, below Mount Rosendale in the Shire of East Gippsland, south of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales. The river descends 264 metres (866 ft) over its 30-kilometre (19 mi) course.[2]

In its upper reaches, the river is traversed by Bonang Road north of the road's junction with McKillops Road.[2]

History[edit]

Aboriginal history[edit]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Bonang River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.[3]

European history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bonang River: 11167". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Bonang River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Snowy River National Park". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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