Berckelman River

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Berckelman River
Basin
Main source Harding Range
Source elevation 285 metres (935 ft)[1]
River mouth Sale River
Mouth elevation 138 metres (453 ft)
Country Australia
Physiognomy
Length 28 kilometres (17 mi)

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

The headwaters of the river rise in the Harding Range and flow in a north-westerly direction before discharging into the Sale River, of which it is a tributary.

The river was named the Berckelman on 13 June 1865 by Trevarton Charles Sholl while on an exploratory expedition from the short-lived Camden Harbour settlement (in Camden Sound).[2][3] Sholl named the river after his mother, Mary Ann Sholl, née Berckelman (1822-1889).[4]

TC Sholl's father RJ Sholl was the Government Resident of the North District: all of the Colony of Western Australia north of the Murchison River. TC Sholl was his father's Clerk, Tidewaiter, Postmaster and Assistant Registrar for the North District. At the time, the Government Resident's office was based at Camden Harbor,[5] but was transferred to the Tien Tsin Harbor (later Cossack) area in November 1865.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Berckelman River". 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Explorations in the Camden Harbour District". The Inquirer & Commercial News. 26 Sep 1865. p. 3. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local and Domestic Intelligence". The Inquirer & Commercial News. 18 Jan 1865. p. 2. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

Coordinates: 16°03′37″S 123°53′47″E / 16.06028°S 123.89639°E / -16.06028; 123.89639