Brunswick River (Western Australia)
|Length||48 kilometres (30 mi) |
|Source elevation||223 metres (732 ft) |
|Mouth elevation||sea level|
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.
The Brunwick has six tributaries; Wellesley River, Ernest River, Elvira Gully, Augustus River, Frederic River and Lunenburgh River.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Brunswick River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- 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.