Agnes River (Australia)
Agnes River in Toora, Victoria
|Name origin: (i) From the Ages River, after 'Agnes,' daughter of John Gellion, an early settler.
(ii) Named by Governor La Trobe in honour of his daughter, Agnes.
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), South Gippsland|
|Local government area||South Gippsland Shire|
|Part of||West Gippsland catchment|
|- location||below Beech Hill|
|- elevation||560 m (1,837 ft)|
|Mouth||Corner Inlet, Bass Strait|
|- location||southeast of Toora|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Agnes River|
Course and features
Agnes River rises below Beech Hill in state forestry area within the Strzelecki Ranges, and flows generally south in a highly meandering course, before reaching its mouth in Corner Inlet of Bass Strait, southeast of the town of Toora in the South Gippsland Shire. The river descends 570 metres (1,870 ft) over its course.
The Agnes River sub-catchment area is managed by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
The river derives its current name from the Ages River, after 'Agnes,' daughter of John Gellion, an early settler; and was named by Governor La Trobe in 1845 in honour of his daughter, Agnes.
- "Agnes River: 9176: Traditional Name: Kut-wut". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Agnes River: 9176". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Agnes River: 9176". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3
- Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Retrieved 10 September 2010.
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