Nicholson River is a river in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, lying between the Mitchell and the Tambo Rivers. It has a length of 72.5 km (45.0 mi). [1 ] [2 ]
The river was named by
Angus McMillan in 1839 after Charles Nicholson, who represented the Port Phillip District on the NSW Legislative Council and was later Colonial Secretary. [3 ] [4 ]
The Nicholson River begins in the Angora Range in the lower reaches of the
Australian Alps west of Ensay. It flows south-east passing through the small town of [5 ] Nicholson before entering Lake King, one of the main lakes in the extensive Gippsland Lakes system. [1 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ a b Vicroads Country Street Directory of Victoria (4 ed.). Noble Park, Victoria: Royal Automobile Club of Victoria. 2000. ISSN 1329-5284.
^ "Nicholson / Tambo Catchments". Official Website. East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Archived from the original on 2011-02-09 . Retrieved 2009-05-13.
^ Daley, Charles (1960), The Story of Gippsland, Melbourne: Whitcombe and Tombs, p. 213 , cited in Bird (2006)
^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria". The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS) . Retrieved 2011-02-10.
^ 8423 Omeo, Victoria, Topographic Map. National Topographic Map Series (1 ed.). Commonwealth of Australia. 1982.
Looking north to the rail trail trestle bridge across the river at
Coordinates: 37°50′36″S 147°44′07″E / 37.84333°S 147.73528°E