Forrest River

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Forrest River
Country Australia
Main source near Pseudomys Hill
319 metres (1,047 ft)[1]
River mouth Cambridge Gulf
sea level
Physical characteristics
Length 141 kilometres (88 mi)[2]

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

The river rises just East of Pseudomys Hill in the Drysdale River National Park and flows in an easterly direction until discharging into the western arm of the Cambridge Gulf.

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.

The traditional owners of the area that the river flows through are the Ngarinjin and the Jeidji peoples.[3]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Forrest River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "AusAnthrop Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 

Coordinates: 15°18′27″S 128°3′55″E / 15.30750°S 128.06528°E / -15.30750; 128.06528