Hope River (Western Australia)

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Hope River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Lake Anneen
446 metres (1,463 ft)[1]
River mouth Yalgar River
413 metres (1,355 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 102 kilometres (63 mi)[2]

Hope River is a river in central Western Australia. It is a tributary of the Yalgar River, which is in turn a tributary of the Murchison River. It rises as an overflow of Lake Anneen about 40 kilometres southwest of Meekatharra, and flows in a northwesterly direction for about 102 kilometres before discharging into the Yalgar.[3][4]

The river was named after Dr James William Hope, owner with William Dalgety Moore, of Moorarie Station, one of the first stations taken up in the district. At that time the Hope was considered to run to a junction with the Murchison, the site of Moorarie Homestead. The last 40 kilometres to the Murchison junction is now considered to be part of the Yalgar River.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Hope River, WA". 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Hennig, P; Curry, PJ; Blood, DA; Leighton, KA (1994). "An inventory and condition survey of the Murchison River catchment, Western Australia" (pdf). Research Library. Perth, WA: Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Meekatharra 1:1,000,000 Topographic Map" (pdf). Canberra, ACT: Geoscience Australia. 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Bucolic (31 May 1886). "The Murchison". The West Australian. Perth, WA. p. 3. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Murchison Weather Notes". Victorian Express. Geraldton, WA. 25 March 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 26°05′S 117°55′E / 26.083°S 117.917°E / -26.083; 117.917