Browns River (Tasmania)

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Browns River is a river in southern Tasmania, Australia. It runs from Neika to Kingston where it flows into the Derwent River.

The river was known to the indigenous people of the area as "Promenalinah".[1]

The river was named after botanist Robert Brown who collected samples in the area in 1804.[2] When it was settled in 1808, the area adjacent to the river was also called Browns River.[1] The locality was renamed "Kingston" in 1851.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Kingborough Early Settlement". Kingborough Council. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Focus on Kingston". The Mercury (News Limited). 18 October 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Bolt, Frank (2006). "Kingston". Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies. University of Tasmania. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 42°59′S 147°19′E / 42.983°S 147.317°E / -42.983; 147.317