Pennefather River

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Pennefather River
Pennefather River
Near Pennefather River mouth, Cape York
Basin countries Australia Australia
Location Queensland

The Pennefather River in Queensland, Australia, is located on western Cape York Peninsula at 12°13′S 141°44′E / 12.217°S 141.733°E / -12.217; 141.733. The river is about 11 km long and up to about 2 km wide.

The mouth of the river was the site of the first recorded landfall in Australia by a European explorer, by Willem Janszoon in 1606.[1]

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  1. ^ Mutch, T. D. (1942). The First Discovery of Australia. Sydney: Mutch, Project Gutenberg of Australia. p. 31. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 

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