Crooked River (Victoria)

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Crooked (Dow-wirra,[1][2] Nirlung[3])
River[4]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps
Local government area Shire of Wellington
Part of Mitchell River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Good Luck Creek
 - right Brewery Creek (Victoria)
Source confluence Twenty Five Mile Creek and Thirty Mile Creek
 - location south of Dinner Plain, Great Dividing Range
 - elevation 653 m (2,142 ft)
 - coordinates 37°15′1″S 148°8′22″E / 37.25028°S 148.13944°E / -37.25028; 148.13944
Mouth confluence with the Wongungarra River
 - location Alpine National Park
 - elevation 287 m (942 ft)
 - coordinates 37°21′28″S 147°4′36″E / 37.35778°S 147.07667°E / -37.35778; 147.07667Coordinates: 37°21′28″S 147°4′36″E / 37.35778°S 147.07667°E / -37.35778; 147.07667
Length 26 km (16 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Location of the Crooked River mouth in Victoria
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The Crooked River is a perennial river of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Twenty Five Mile Creek and Thirty Mile Creek, the Crooked River rises below The Tablelands, the fourth highest mountain pass in Victoria,[6] within the Great Dividing Range, south of Dinner Plain. The river flows in a highly meandering course, generally south by west, joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Wongungarra River between the small settlements of Howittville and Winchester, within the Alpine National Park in the Shire of Wellington. The river descends 366 metres (1,201 ft) over its 26-kilometre (16 mi) course.[5]

Etymology[edit]

In the Australian Aboriginal Brabralung dialect of the Gunai language, two variant names for the Crooked River are given as Dow-wirra, meaning "dry tree";[1][2] and Nirlung, meaning "plenty of water-hens".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crooked River: Traditional Name: Dow-wirra". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Crooked River: Traditional Name: Dow-wirra". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Crooked River: Traditional Name: Nirlung". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Crooked River: 13721". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Map of Crooked River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Map of The Tablelands, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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