Hardey River

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Hardey River
Origin Tom Price, Western Australia
Mouth Ashburton River
Basin countries Australia
Length 217 kilometres (135 mi) [1]
Source elevation 724 metres (2,375 ft)[2]
Mouth elevation 140 metres (459 ft)

The Hardey River is a river in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise at Tom Price in the Hamersley Range and flow in a westerly direction. The river travels almost parallel with the Nanutarra-Wittenoom Road until it discharges into the Ashburton River near Hardey Junction.

The Hardey River has two tributaries; the Beasley River and Hope Creek.

The river was named in 1861 during an expedition by explorer Francis Gregory, after Swan River colonist John Wall Hardey, who was a family friend. Gregory had previously named the nearby Mount Wall after Hardey.[3]


  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Hardey River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Western Australian Names - Their Dates and Origin - Interesting Historical Facts". The Sunday Times (Western Australia). 8 July 1928. p. 32. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 22°43′59″S 116°7′7″E / 22.73306°S 116.11861°E / -22.73306; 116.11861