Gawler River

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Gawler River
Origin the confluence of the South Para River and the North Para River
Mouth Gulf St Vincent near Virginia
Basin countries Australia
Length -km
Source elevation m
Basin area km²

Gawler River, is a confluence of the North Para and South Para Rivers at the South Australian town of Gawler. It is also the name of a suburb, between Gawler and Angle Vale.

The River flows out onto the Wakefield Plains and is the cause of occasional flash flooding (during 1:10 to 1:50 year flood events). The district produces cereal crops and sheep for both meat and wool. The Dawkins family established extensive farms in the early 19th century, and is credited with developing the Poll-Dorset breed of sheep, which is one of Australia's most important sheep meat breeds. The village of Gawler River is home to one of the campuses of Trinity College, Gawler.

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