Wongungarra River

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Coordinates: 37°23′42″S 147°6′18″E / 37.39500°S 147.10500°E / -37.39500; 147.10500
Wongungarra (Gwannam-o-rook[1][2])
River[3]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps
Local government area Alpine Shire
Part of Mitchell River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Blue Rag Creek, Crooked River, Jungle Creek
 - right Mount Selwyn Creek, Big Running Creek, Little Running Creek
Source Mount Saint Bernard, Great Dividing Range
 - location west of Dinner Plain
 - elevation 1,430 m (4,692 ft)
 - coordinates 37°0′54″S 147°4′51″E / 37.01500°S 147.08083°E / -37.01500; 147.08083
Mouth confluence with the Wonnangatta River
 - location Alpine National Park
 - elevation 236 m (774 ft)
 - coordinates 37°23′42″S 147°6′18″E / 37.39500°S 147.10500°E / -37.39500; 147.10500
Length 66 km (41 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Location of the Wongungarra River mouth in Victoria
[3][4]

The Wongungarra River is a perennial river of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Wongungarra River rises below Mount Saint Bernard within the Great Dividing Range, west of Dinner Plain and south of both the Great Alpine Road and Mount Hotham. The river flows generally south by east, joined by six tributaries including the Crooked River before reaching its confluence with the Wonnangatta River near the small settlement of Crooked River south of the Alpine National Park in the Alpine Shire. The river descends 1,190 metres (3,900 ft) over its 66-kilometre (41 mi) course.[4]

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Brabralung/Daungwurrung dialect of the Gunai language, the variant name for the Wongungarra River is Gwannam-o-rook, meaning "eaglehawk".[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wongungarra River: Traditional Name: Gwannam-o-rook". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Wongungarra River: Traditional Name: Gwannam-o-rook". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Wongungarra River: 29751". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Map of Wongungarra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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