Mary River (Western Australia)
|Length||100 kilometres (62 mi) |
|Source elevation||465 metres (1,526 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||254 metres (833 ft)|
The headwaters of the river rise south of Mount Angelo, approximately 25 km south of Halls Creek, the river then flows in a westerly direction through Oollumarra Soak and discharges into Margaret River of which it is a tributary.
Mary River has nine tributaries including; Laura River, Willy Willy Creek, Garden Creek, Hangman Creek and Janet Creek.
The river was named in 1884 when the area was explored by a government survey party led by Harry Johnston, who named it after his mother, Mary Johnston (1822-1893), the daughter of Marshall Waller Clifton and Elinor Bell.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Mary River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- "AusAnthrop Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
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