Wentworth River (Victoria)

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Coordinates: 37°34′41″S 147°22′8″E / 37.57806°S 147.36889°E / -37.57806; 147.36889
Wentworth (Tally-yalmy,[1][2] Daberda'bara[3][4])
River[5]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Mitchell River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Wentworth River Baldhead Branch, Wild Horse Creek (Victoria), Pheasant Creek
 - right Danes Creek, Teapot Creek
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location east of Dargo
 - elevation 977 m (3,205 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Wonnangatta River and Swamp Creek to form the Mitchell River
 - location Horseshoe Bend, north of Mitchell River National Park
 - elevation 137 m (449 ft)
 - coordinates 37°34′41″S 147°22′8″E / 37.57806°S 147.36889°E / -37.57806; 147.36889
Length 59 km (37 mi)
Location of the Wentworth River mouth in Victoria
[5][6]

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

Features and location[edit]

The Wentworth River rises below Mount Birregun east of Dargo, part of the Great Dividing Range, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Dinner Plain and a similar distance southwest of Omeo. The river flows generally southeast, then southwest, then south in a highly meandering course through a state forestry area, joined by four minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Wonnangatta River and Swamp Creek to form the Mitchell River north of the Mitchell River National Park, in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 866 metres (2,841 ft) over its 59-kilometre (37 mi) course.[6]

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Braiakaulung dialect of the Gunai language, there are two names for the Wentworth River; Tally-yalmy, meaning "shark" referring to an oral legend that a long time ago, "old man Blackfellow" caught a little shark at the mouth of the Wentworth River;[1][2] and Daberda'bara, meaning "rocky bank."[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wentworth River: 29131: Traditional Name: Tally-yalmy". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Wentworth River: 29131: Traditional Name: Tally-yalmy". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Wentworth River: 29131: Traditional Name: Daberda'bara". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Wentworth River: 29131: Traditional Name: Dabera'bara". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Wentworth River: 29131". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Map of Wentworth River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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