Surrey River

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Coordinates: 38°15′37″S 141°41′57″E / 38.26028°S 141.69917°E / -38.26028; 141.69917
Surrey
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Victorian Midlands (IBRA), Western District
Local government area Glenelg Shire
Part of Glenelg Hopkins catchment
Tributaries
 - right Mount Kincaid Creek
Town Narrawong
Source Mount Kincaid
 - location north of Glenferrie
 - elevation 146 m (479 ft)
 - coordinates 38°9′25″S 141°21′53″E / 38.15694°S 141.36472°E / -38.15694; 141.36472
Mouth Portland Bay, Southern Ocean
 - location Narrawong
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°15′37″S 141°41′57″E / 38.26028°S 141.69917°E / -38.26028; 141.69917
Length 46 km (29 mi)
National park Cobboboonee Forest Park
Location of the Surrey River mouth
in Victoria
[2]

The Surrey River, sometimes incorrectly spelled as the Surry River, a perennial river of the Glenelg Hopkins catchment, is located in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Surrey River rises on the northern slopes of Mount Kincaid, north of Glenferrie and flows generally east through the extensive Cobboboonee Forest Park, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its mouth and emptying into Portland Bay of the Southern Ocean at Narrawong. The river descends 146 metres (479 ft) over its 46-kilometre (29 mi) course.[2]

The river is traversed by the Henty Highway north of Heathmere and the Princes Highway near Narrawong.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The river was named by Thomas Mitchell on accepting the suggestion of the Henty Brothers.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Surrey River: 7519". Vicnames. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Surrey River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Thomas (1838). "Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia". Vol 2. London: Boone. 
  4. ^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.