Impey River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Impey River
Location
CountryAustralia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationSouth of Mount Murchison
 ⁃ elevation317 metres (1,040 ft)[1]
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Minnawarra Crossing Murchison River
 ⁃ elevation
290 metres (951 ft)
Length24 kilometres (15 mi)[2]

The Impey River is a river in the Mid West of Western Australia which rises south of Mount Murchison and flows east-north-east until it merges with the Murchison River of which it is a tributary.

The first European to discover the river was surveyor Robert Austin during an expedition in 1857. In 1858 the river was named by explorer Francis Gregory[3] after the prominent geologist, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Impey River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Adventures - The Murchison River". 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2009.

Coordinates: 26°48′21″S 116°16′25″E / 26.80583°S 116.27361°E / -26.80583; 116.27361