Barton River (Western Australia)

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Barton River
Physical characteristics
 - locationCarson Escarpment
 - elevation68 metres (223 ft)[1]
 - location
Drysdale River
 - elevation
35 metres (115 ft)
Length27 kilometres (17 mi)

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

The headwaters of the river rise on the edge of the Carson Escarpment where it meets the Barton plain and flows in a westerly direction until it discharges into the Drysdale River of which it is a tributary.

The traditional owners of the areas around the river are the Miwa people.[2]

The river was named in 1901 by government surveyor Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman, after the first Prime Minister of Australia, Edmund Barton.[3]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Barton River". 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Ausanthrop - Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

Coordinates: 14°11′33″S 126°59′20″E / 14.19250°S 126.98889°E / -14.19250; 126.98889