Landor River

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Name origin: Perth barrister, E. W. Landor
Country Australia
State Western Australia
Region Gascoyne
Part of Gascoyne River catchment
 - left Fleury Creek
 - right Flinerty Creek
Source Mount Erong
 - elevation 383 m (1,257 ft)
 - coordinates 25°30′30″S 116°40′16″E / 25.50833°S 116.67111°E / -25.50833; 116.67111
Mouth confluence with the Gascoyne River
 - location near Landor Station homestead
 - elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
 - coordinates 25°13′31″S 116°38′29″E / 25.22528°S 116.64139°E / -25.22528; 116.64139Coordinates: 25°13′31″S 116°38′29″E / 25.22528°S 116.64139°E / -25.22528; 116.64139
Length 32 km (20 mi)

The Landor River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the Landor rise north of Mount Erong and flows generally north, joined by two minor tributaries; Flinerty Creek and Fleury Creek. The river forms confluence with the Gascoyne River near the Landor Station homestead. The river descends 37 metres (121 ft) over its 32-kilometre (20 mi) course.[2]

The first European to discover the river was the surveyor, Henry Carey in 1882. It is thought that he named the river after a prominent Perth barrister, E. W. Landor.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Landor River, WA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009.