Calder River (Western Australia)

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For other Rivers Calder, see River Calder (disambiguation).
Calder River
Origin Elizabeth and Catherine Range
Mouth Walcott Inlet
Basin countries Australia
Length 99 kilometres (62 mi) [1]
Source elevation 365 metres (1,198 ft) [2]
Mouth elevation sea level

The Calder River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The river rises in the Elizabeth and Catherine Range and flows in a southerly direction eventually veering west along the northern edge of the Munja Aboriginal Reserve and discharging into the Indian Ocean via Walcott Inlet.

There are five tributaries to the Calder River; Tims Creek, Red Bull Creek, Bachsten Creek, Neville Creek and Brockman River.

Europeans first discovered the river in 1901 when the surveyor Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman came across the river while on an expedition in the area close to the river's mouth. Brockman named the river after John Calder, the leader of a prospecting party that was in area at the same time. Coordinates: 16°18′16″S 125°3′26″E / 16.30444°S 125.05722°E / -16.30444; 125.05722

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Calder River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.