Edward River (Queensland)
|Name origin: Dr Edward Embley|
|Region||Far North Queensland|
|- left||Mistake Creek|
|- right||The Overflow, Melonhole Creek|
|Source||Great Dividing Range|
|- location||Curlew Range|
|- elevation||114 m (374 ft)|
|Mouth||Gulf of Carpentaria|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||208 km (129 mi)|
|Basin||7,521 km2 (2,904 sq mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise in the Curlew Range in the Great Dividing Range and flow in a westerly direction. The river flows across mostly uninhabited plains country and discharges into the Gulf of Carpentaria. The mouth of the Edward River is located on the western shore of Cape York Peninsula, the eastern edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The river descends 144 metres (472 ft) over its 208-kilometre (129 mi) course.
The township of Pormpuraaw, formerly known as the remote Aboriginal community of Edward River with a population of approximately 350 to 380 people, is located 6.5 kilometres (4 mi) south-southeast of the river mouth.
- "Edward River (entry 11226)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Map of Edward River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Edward River drainage basin". WetlandInfo. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Pormpuraaw". Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community histories. Queensland Government. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws (ALRC Report 31): Dispute Settlement in Aboriginal Communities: Edward River (955)". Australian Law Reform Commission. Australian Government. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
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