Pentecost River

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Pentecost River
Pentecost River.jpg
Gibb River Road Crossing
Basin countries Australia
Length 118 kilometres (73 mi)
Source elevation 248 metres (814 ft) [1]
Basin area 29,413 square kilometres (11,356 sq mi)[2]

Pentecost River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The river rises below the Durack Range and flows north through El Questro Station where it meets with the Chamberlain River, then continues north crossing the Gibb River Road, skirts the eastern edge of Drysdale River National Park and later discharges into West Arm and eventually into Cambridge Gulf.

The river has seven tributaries including; Chamberlain River, Salmond River, Gap Creek, Five Mile Creek and Durack River.

The river is named after John Pentecost, who surveyed the river in 1882 while on an expedition led by Michael Durack.

The traditional owners of the areas around the river are the Arnga peoples.[3]

The river was included in the Australia theme as one of its wallpapers in Windows 7.


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Coordinates: 15°46′48″S 127°52′41″E / 15.78000°S 127.87806°E / -15.78000; 127.87806