Brunswick River (Western Australia)

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Brunswick River
Mouth Collie River
Basin countries Australia
Length 48 kilometres (30 mi) [1]
Source elevation 223 metres (732 ft) [2]
Mouth elevation sea level

Brunswick River is a river in the South West region of Western Australia.

The river rises in the Darling Range then flows south-west discharging into the Collie River near Australind.

The river was named in 1830 by Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling after Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg and King of Hanover, the fifth son and eighth child of George III. Over a period of 5 days in December 1813, while in command of H. M. Sloop Brazen, Captain Stirling took the Duke and his entourage to Wijk aan Zee in Holland.[3]

The Brunwick has six tributaries; Wellesley River, Ernest River, Elvira Gully, Augustus River, Frederic River and Lunenburgh River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Brunswick River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Statham-Drew, Pamela (2003). James Stirling: admiral and founding governor of Western Australia. Crawley, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press. p. 27. ISBN 1876268948. 

Coordinates: 33°17′27″S 115°43′37″E / 33.29083°S 115.72694°E / -33.29083; 115.72694