Woady Yaloak River

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Coordinates: 38°05′26″S 143°37′28″E / 38.09056°S 143.62444°E / -38.09056; 143.62444
Woady Yaloak (Wurdi-yaluk;[1] Currarerer[2])
River[3]
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Woady Yaloak River at Cressy
Name origin: Aboriginal Wathawurrung: Wurdi-yaluk: meaning "big creek"[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region Western District Lakes (IBRA)
Local government area Corangamite Shire
Part of Corangamite catchment
Tributaries
 - left Mount Misery Creek, Kuruc-A-Ruc Creek
 - right Naringhil Creek
Source Black Hill (Victoria)
 - location west of Ballarat
 - elevation 291 m (955 ft)
 - coordinates 37°32′8″S 143°43′4″E / 37.53556°S 143.71778°E / -37.53556; 143.71778
Mouth Lake Martin and then Lake Corangamite
 - elevation 114 m (374 ft)
 - coordinates 38°05′26″S 143°37′28″E / 38.09056°S 143.62444°E / -38.09056; 143.62444
Length 104 km (65 mi)
Lake Lake Corangamite
Location of the Woady Yaloak River mouth
in Victoria
[3][4]

The Woady Yaloak River[5] is a perennial river of the Corangamite catchment, located in the Western District Lakes region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Woady Yaloak River rises below Black Hill, west of Ballarat and flows generally south joined by three minor tributaries through the towns of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Cressy before reaching its river mouth and emptying into Lake Martin and then Lake Corangamite. From its highest point, the river descends 280 metres (920 ft) over its meandering 104-kilometre (65 mi) course.[4]

The river is crossed by the Glenelg Highway west of Scarsdale and the Hamilton Highway at Cressy.

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Wathawurrung language different sections of the river are given two names, Wurdi-yaluk or sometimes Wurdi-ya1uk gundidj, meaning "big creek";[1] and Currarerer, with no defined meaning.[2] Variations on the spelling of the river's name have included Wandinyallock, Wardiyallock and Worriyallock.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Woady Yaloak River: 8780: Historical Information: Wurdi-yaluk". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Woady Yaloak River: 8780: Historical Information: Currarerer". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Woady Yaloak River: 8780". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Map of Woady Yaloak River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Woady Yaloak River". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 

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