Barham River

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Barham
Barrum-barrum[1]

Burrum Burrum[2], Barham River West Branch, Barham River East Branch[3]
Apollo Bay Harbour (8653735055).jpg
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway, along the edge of the Barham River and on the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire.
Barham River is located in Victoria
Barham River
Location of the Barham River mouth in Victoria
EtymologyAboriginal: Barrum or Burrum, meaning "river" or "junction of two rivers"[3]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateVictoria
RegionSouth East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways
Local government areaColac Otway Shire
Physical characteristics
SourceOtway Ranges
 - locationnear Marriner Ridge
 - coordinates38°41′25″S 143°35′55″E / 38.69028°S 143.59861°E / -38.69028; 143.59861
 - elevation481 m (1,578 ft)
Source confluenceEast and West Branches of the Barham River
 - locationeast of Paradise
 - coordinates38°45′53″S 143°38′2″E / 38.76472°S 143.63389°E / -38.76472; 143.63389
 - elevation65 m (213 ft)
MouthBass Strait
 - location
north of Cape Otway
 - coordinates
38°45′59″S 143°40′10″E / 38.76639°S 143.66944°E / -38.76639; 143.66944Coordinates: 38°45′59″S 143°40′10″E / 38.76639°S 143.66944°E / -38.76639; 143.66944
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin features
River systemCorangamite catchment
National parkGreat Otway National Park
[2][4][5]

The Barham River is a perennial river of the Corangamite catchment, located in The Otways region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Barham River rises as the West Branch of the river in the Otway Ranges near Marriner Ridge and flows generally south then east before reaching its confluence with the East Branch of the river near the locality of Paradise, and then flows directly east towards the town of Apollo Bay where the river reaches its mouth and empties into Bass Strait, north of Cape Otway. From its highest point, the river descends 481 metres (1,578 ft) over its 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) course.[4][5]

Etymology[edit]

The river's name is derived from the Aboriginal words Barrum or Burrum, meaning "river" or "junction of two rivers".[3] Meanwhile, the name of the river was first recorded by European surveyor George Smythe, with the name Burrum believed to mean a "stony river bed".[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barham River: 2787". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Barham River: 411". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 May 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Barham River: 1270". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Map of Barham River (East Branch), VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Map of Barham River (West Branch), VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.

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