Eyre River (Western Australia)

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Eyre River
Origin Blackboy Hill
Mouth Cheynes Inlet
Basin countries Australia
Length 11 kilometres (7 mi)
Source elevation 107 metres (351 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation sea level


The Eyre River is a river in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise below Blackboy Hill approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Wellstead. The river flows in a south-easterly direction and discharges into Cheynes Inlet and on to the Southern Ocean.

The river was named in 1850 by the explorer Francis Thomas Gregory after the explorer John Eyre, who was the first European to discover the river in 1841 when he crossed it on his expedition from Adelaide to Albany.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Eyre River". 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°35′25″S 118°42′41″E / 34.59028°S 118.71139°E / -34.59028; 118.71139