Johnston River

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Johnston River
Mouth Elvire River
Basin countries Australia
Length 46 kilometres (29 mi) [1]
Source elevation 358 metres (1,175 ft) [2]
Mouth elevation 281 metres (922 ft)

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. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Johnston River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 

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