Hotham River

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The Hotham River at Pumphreys Bridge, between Narrogin and Wandering

The Hotham River is one of the major tributaries of the Murray River in Western Australia. It is about 160 kilometres long with its upper reaches being the Hotham River North, which begins in the Dutarning Range and joins the Hotham at its crossing of the Great Southern Highway near Popanyinning. A 15 km long southern tributary, Hotham River South begins near Cuballing and flows generally northerly before joining the Hotham near Yornaning.

From Narrogin, the merged river flows in a northerly direction through the Cuballing district and Dryandra Woodland before heading west through Wandering and Boddington.

The river joins the Williams River near Mount Saddleback.


The river was discovered by Thomas Bannister in 1830 and probably named by Governor James Stirling after Admiral Sir Henry Hotham.


Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2007. 

Coordinates: 32°58′S 116°22′E / 32.967°S 116.367°E / -32.967; 116.367