Little River (Tambo River, East Gippsland, Victoria)

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Coordinates: 37°22′49″S 147°49′59″E / 37.38028°S 147.83306°E / -37.38028; 147.83306
Little (Nalong[1])
River[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Mitchell River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Morass Creek
Town Ensay
Source Mount Nugong
 - location State forest
 - elevation 497 m (1,631 ft)
 - coordinates 37°14′0″S 147°50′12″E / 37.23333°S 147.83667°E / -37.23333; 147.83667
Mouth confluence with the Tambo River
 - location south of Ensay
 - elevation 209 m (686 ft)
 - coordinates 37°22′49″S 147°49′59″E / 37.38028°S 147.83306°E / -37.38028; 147.83306
Length 21 km (13 mi)
Location of the Little River mouth in Victoria
[2][3]

The Little River (or Nalong[1]) is a perennial river of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Little River rises below Mount Nugong, in a state forestry area, and flows generally south, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Tambo River south of Ensay in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 289 metres (948 ft) over its 21-kilometre (13 mi) course.[3]

The Little River sub-catchment area is managed by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

The river is traversed by the Great Alpine Road near Ensay.[3]

The Australian Aboriginal name for the river in the Dhudhuroa language is Nalong with no defined meaning.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Little River: 19687: Traditional Name: Nalong". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Little River: 19687". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Map of Little River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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