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|Main source||near Pseudomys Hill
319 metres (1,047 ft)
|River mouth||Cambridge Gulf
|Length||141 kilometres (88 mi)|
The river was named in 1884 by Staff Commander J.E. Coghlan while conducting hydrographic surveys in the area. The river is named after John Forrest who was Surveyor General at the time and later became Premier of Western Australia.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Forrest River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
- "AusAnthrop Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
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