Edmund River

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Name origin: Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons
Country Australia
State Western Australia
Region Gascoyne
Part of Gascoyne River
 - left Edmund Claypan Creek, Donald Creek, Rock Hole Creek, Dingo Creek (Western Australia)
 - right Dundagee Creek, Bobbamindagee Creek
Source runoff from the Barlee and Minnierra Ranges
 - location north of Barlee Range
 - elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
 - coordinates 23°35′14″S 116°22′29″E / 23.58722°S 116.37472°E / -23.58722; 116.37472
Mouth confluence with the Lyons River
 - location east of Oakey Rock
 - elevation 293 m (961 ft)
 - coordinates 23°59′3″S 116°1′44″E / 23.98417°S 116.02889°E / -23.98417; 116.02889Coordinates: 23°59′3″S 116°1′44″E / 23.98417°S 116.02889°E / -23.98417; 116.02889
Length 85 km (53 mi)

The Edmund River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the Edmund rise north of the Barlee Range. The river flows south-west joined by the Dundagee, Edmund Claypan, Bobbamindagee, Rock Hole, Dingo and Donald Creeks until it forms its confluence with the Lyons River. The Lyons continues until it flows into the Gascoyne River. The river descends 130 metres (430 ft) over its 85-kilometre (53 mi) course.[2]

The first European to discover the river was explorer Francis Gregory in 1858. The river was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe after the naval hero Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Edmund River, WA". Bonzle Digital Atlas. 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009.