Chamberlain River

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Chamberlain River
Chamberlain river 170503 - panoramio.jpg
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Durack Range
536 metres (1,759 ft)[1]
River mouth Pentecost River
76 metres (249 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 236 kilometres (147 mi)

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

The headwaters of the river rise in the Durack range near Yulumbu. The river flows in a northerly direction along the range until it merges with the Pentecost River near El Questro Station.

The traditional owners of the area are the Kitja peoples.[2]

The river was named in 1901 by the surveyor Frederick Brockman. It is thought that the river was named after either the shipbuilder, William Chamberlain or the politician Joseph Chamberlain.[3]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Chamberlain River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ausanthrop - Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. 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: 15°58′13″S 127°55′31″E / 15.97028°S 127.92528°E / -15.97028; 127.92528