Ferguson River (Western Australia)

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Ferguson River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Darling Range
162 m (531 ft)[1]
River mouth Preston River
Physical characteristics
Length 36 km (22 mi)[2]

Ferguson River is a river in the South West region of Western Australia.

The river has a total length of 36 kilometres (22 mi) and rises in the Darling Range below Wellington Mill then flows in a north-westerly direction until discharging into the Preston River at Picton near Bunbury. The only tributary of the river is Hough Brook.

The river was named after Dr. John Ferguson by the surveyor H.M. Ommanney. Ferguson owned a property along the river that Ommanney was surveying at the time.

The Ferguson Valley is becoming a tourist area in the Shire of Dardanup with several wineries, restaurants, boutique breweries and art galleries to be found amongst the picturesque rolling hills.[3] The area is also still utilised for grazing of dairy cattle.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digitl Atlas = Ferguson River". 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ferguson Valley Home page". 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

Coordinates: 33°24′3″S 115°48′8″E / 33.40083°S 115.80222°E / -33.40083; 115.80222