Little Murray River (Victoria)

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For the anabranch of the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia, see Little Murray River (New South Wales).
Little Murray River (Parnimilli[1])
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region IBRA: Riverina
District Mallee
Municipalities Gannawarra, Swan Hill
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
 - left Loddon River
Source Murray River
 - location near Fish Point
 - elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Murray River
 - location near Swan Hill
 - elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Length 46 km (29 mi)
Island Pental Island

Little Murray River (Victoria), an anabranch of the Murray River and part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Mallee district of north western Victoria, Australia.

The river rises near Fish Point, leaving the Murray River, and flows generally northwest, joined by the Loddon River, before reaching its confluence with the Murray near Swan Hill; descending 17 metres (56 ft) over its 46 kilometres (29 mi) course. Little Murray River and the Murray River enclose Pental Island.[3]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding Little Murray River, the Aboriginal people of the Wemba-Wemba clan, called the river parnimilli, meaning "little river."[1]

Two bridges cross the river to Pental Island; at Swan Hill in the west, and on Fish Point Road at Fish Point in the east.

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  1. ^ a b "Little Murray River: Historical Information". VicNames. State Government of Victoria. 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Little Murray River". VicNames. State Government of Victoria. 2 May 1956. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Little Murray River". Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 35°25′S 143°38′E / 35.417°S 143.633°E / -35.417; 143.633