Alexander River (Western Australia)

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Alexander River
Physical characteristics
 - elevation38 metres (125 ft)[1]
 - location
Alexander Bay
 - elevation
sea level
Length10 kilometres (6 mi)

The Alexander River is a river in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The river rises near Munliginup Hill and flows southerly through a nature reserve area before discharging into Alexander Bay and the Southern Ocean about 75 kilometres (47 mi) east of Esperance.

The river was named in 1870 by John Forrest, who was surveying the area at the time. He named the river after his brother, Alexander Forrest, who was also a surveyor and later became the Lord Mayor of Perth, Western Australia.[2]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of AlexanderRiver". 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2009.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

Coordinates: 33°52′35″S 122°46′6″E / 33.87639°S 122.76833°E / -33.87639; 122.76833