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|Origin||South of Mount Murchison|
|Mouth||Minnawarra Crossing Murchison River|
|Length||24 kilometres (15 mi)|
|Source elevation||317 metres (1,040 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||290 metres (951 ft)|
The first European to discover the river was surveyor Robert Austin during an expedition in 1857. In 1858 the river was named by explorer Francis Gregory  after the prominent geologist, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison.
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