Charnley River

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Charnley River
Origin Caroline Ranges
Mouth Walcott Inlet
Basin countries Australia
Length 148 kilometres (92 mi) [1]
Source elevation 472 metres (1,549 ft) [2]
Mouth elevation sea level

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

The river has its headwaters situated below Rocky Mountain in the Caroline Ranges and flows eastward across the Gardner Plateau and discharges into the Indian Ocean via Walcott Inlet.

There are seven tributaries of the Charnley river these are; Pearson River, Maurice Creek, Synnot Creek, Kalumba Creek, Bayonet Creek, Maudie Creek and Kaangulman Creek.

The Calder River also flows into Walcott inlet.

Frank Hann named the Charnley river in 1898 after the pastoralist and miner Walter Chearnley from Nullagine whose name was mis-spelt when Hann recorded the name in his diary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Charnley River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 

Coordinates: 16°23′38″S 124°59′29″E / 16.39389°S 124.99139°E / -16.39389; 124.99139