Ernest River

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Ernest River
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source Tadarida Scarp
360 metres (1,181 ft)[1]
River mouth Forrest River
113 metres (371 ft)
Length 68 kilometres (42 mi)

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

The headwaters of the river rise in the Drysdale River National Park at the foot of Tadarida Scarp. The river flows easterly until discharging into the Forrest River of which it is a tributary.

The river was named by the Victoria Squatting Company surveyor Charles Burrowes.[2]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Ernest River". 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 15°13′54″S 127°34′20″E / 15.23167°S 127.57222°E / -15.23167; 127.57222