Eumeralla River

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Coordinates: 38°20′23″S 142°2′45″E / 38.33972°S 142.04583°E / -38.33972; 142.04583
Eumeralla
Blackfellows Creek, Blackmans Creek
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Victorian Midlands, Naracoorte Coastal Plain (IBRA), Western District
Local government area Glenelg Shire
Part of Glenelg Hopkins catchment
Tributaries
 - right Deep Creek (Eumeralla, Victoria), Breakfast Creek (Eumeralla, Victoria), Middle Creek (Eumeralla, Victoria), Shaw River
Town Macarthur
Landmark Great Ocean Road
Source
 - location northeast of Macarthur
 - elevation 216 m (709 ft)
 - coordinates 37°55′18″S 142°9′32″E / 37.92167°S 142.15889°E / -37.92167; 142.15889
Mouth Portland Bay, Great Australian Bight
 - location south of Yambuk
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°20′23″S 142°2′45″E / 38.33972°S 142.04583°E / -38.33972; 142.04583
Length 78 km (48 mi)
Lake Lake Yambuk
Important Bird Area Yambuk
Location of the Eumeralla River mouth
in Victoria
[2]

The Eumeralla River, a perennial river of the Glenelg Hopkins catchment, is located in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Eumeralla River rises northeast of Macarthur, and flows generally south, and then west through the town of Macarthur, before heading south by west until the settlement of Codrington where the river flows east parallel with the coastline, joined by four tributaries including the Shaw River. The Eumeralla empties into Lake Yambuk at the Yambuk Important Bird Area and reaches its mouth south of Yambuk and spills into Portland Bay in the Great Australian Bight. The river descends 217 metres (712 ft) over its 78-kilometre (48 mi) course.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The river lends its name to the Eumeralla Wars, a notable conflict of the 1840s between European settlers and the traditional Gunditjmara indigenous inhabitants of the land surrounding the river.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eumeralla River: 2722". Vicnames. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Eumeralla River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "A forgotten war, a haunted land". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.