Ernest River

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Ernest River
Origin Tadarida Scarp
Mouth Forrest River
Basin countries Australia
Length 68 kilometres (42 mi)
Source elevation 360 metres (1,181 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation 113 metres (371 ft)

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

The headwaters of the river rise in the Drysdale River National Park at the foot of Tadarida Scarp. The river flows easterly until discharging into the Forrest River of which it is a tributary.

The river was named by the Victoria Squatting Company surveyor Charles Burrowes. [2]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Ernest River". 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 15°13′54″S 127°34′20″E / 15.23167°S 127.57222°E / -15.23167; 127.57222