Johnston River

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Johnston River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source 358 metres (1,175 ft)[1]
River mouth Elvire River
281 metres (922 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 46 kilometres (29 mi)[2]

Johnston River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Johnston River rises on Ruby Plains Station, flows in a northerly direction for 46 km and discharges into the Elvire River in Elvire Gorge to the east of Halls Creek.

The first European to see the Johnston River was the surveyor, Harry Johnston, who surveyed the river in 1884. The river was named after him by another surveyor Charles William Nyulasy, in 1887.

The two tributaries of the Johnston River are Fox River and Duerdin Creek.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Johnston River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 

Coordinates: 18°19′15″S 128°1′8″E / 18.32083°S 128.01889°E / -18.32083; 128.01889