Henry River (Western Australia)

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Henry River
Mouth Ashburton River
Basin countries Australia
Length 134 kilometres (83 mi)
Source elevation 308 metres (1,010 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation 82 metres (269 ft)

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

The headwaters of the river rise between High Range and Barlee Range. It flows in a northerly direction close to the western edge of the Barlee Range Nature Reserve, through Minnie Springs and discharges into the Ashburton River south-east of Nanutarra.

There are five tributaries of the river including; Discovery Creek, Telfer River and Wannery Creek.

The river was named in 1866 by the pastoralist and explorer, E. T. Hooley when he discovered the river while creating a stock route from Perth to Roebourne. Hooley named the river after John Henry Monger, a merchant, from York.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Henry River". 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 6 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 22°40′16″S 115°40′17″E / 22.67111°S 115.67139°E / -22.67111; 115.67139