Laura River (Western Australia)
|Main source||Bailey Range
409 metres (1,342 ft)
|River mouth||Mary River
287 metres (942 ft)
|Length||86 kilometres (53 mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise in the Bailey Range, approximately 20 km south of Halls Creek; the river then flows in a south-westerly direction crossing the Great Northern Highway near Dillinger Bore before discharging into the Mary River of which it is a tributary.
The river was named in 1884 by government surveyor George Russell Turner, of the 1884 Kimberley Survey Expedition, who possibly named it after Laura Louise Forrest (1877-1960), the niece of Surveyor General John Forrest.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Laura River, WA". 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Survey of the Eucla district". The West Australian. 13 October 1885. p. 3. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
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