Barker River

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Barker River
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMount Matthew
 ⁃ elevation286 metres (938 ft)[1]
 ⁃ location
Lennard River
 ⁃ elevation
59 metres (194 ft)
Length90 kilometres (56 mi)

The Barker River is a river in the Kimberley of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rises north of Mount Matthew and then flows in a southerly direction through Barker Gorge and then discharges into the Lennard River of which it is a tributary.

John Forrest named the river during a survey of the Kimberley in 1883. The river is named after the wife of the then Governor Sir Frederick Napier Broome, Lady Mary Anne Barker.[2]

The river has five tributaries; Fletcher River, Talbot Creek, Annie Creek, Mac Creek and Wombarella Creek.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Meda River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

Coordinates: 17°19′33″S 124°38′47″E / 17.32583°S 124.64639°E / -17.32583; 124.64639