Beasley River

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Beasley River
Country Australia
Basin
Main source Hamersley Range
600 metres (1,969 ft)[1]
River mouth Hardey River
254 metres (833 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 105 kilometres (65 mi)

The Beasley River is a river in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise in the Hamersley Range approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of Tom Price and flows in a south-westerly direction through Woongarra Pool before discharging into the Hardey River.

The only tributary of the river is Beasley River West.

The river was named in 1962 after the surveyor, Thomas Beasley, who first recorded it during an expedition in 1885. Previously the river had been known as the Turner River but was renamed to avoid confusion with the other Turner River in Western Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Beasley River". 2009. Retrieved 2 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: 22°59′25″S 116°53′8″E / 22.99028°S 116.88556°E / -22.99028; 116.88556