Murrindal River

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Coordinates: 37°30′7″S 148°14′22″E / 37.50194°S 148.23944°E / -37.50194; 148.23944
Murrindal
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Snowy River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Butchers Creek
Source below Butchers Ridge
 - location west of Snowy River National Park
 - elevation 702 m (2,303 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Buchan River
 - location west of Lucas Point
 - elevation 55 m (180 ft)
 - coordinates 37°30′7″S 148°14′22″E / 37.50194°S 148.23944°E / -37.50194; 148.23944
Length 42 km (26 mi)
Mouth of the Murrindal River in Victoria
[1][2]

The Murrindal River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Murrindal River rises below Butchers Ridge, and flows generally south, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Buchan River west of Lucas Point in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 647 metres (2,123 ft) over its 42-kilometre (26 mi) course.[2]

At the locality of Murrindal, the river is traversed by the Gelantipy Road.[2]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the upper reaches of the Murrindal River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples;[3] while in its lower reaches, the Gunaikurnai people identify the land surrounding Buchan as their traditional country.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Murrindal River: 22029". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Murrindal River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Snowy River National Park". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Buchan Caves Reserve". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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