Little Dargo River

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Little Dargo
Name origin: Aboriginal (Dhudhuroa/Waywurru): to have patience, to wait[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), South East Corner (IBRA), Victorian Alps
LGA Alpine Shire
Part of Mitchell River catchment
 - right Jones Creek (Victoria)
Source Gow Plain, Great Dividing Range
 - location west of Dinner Plain
 - elevation 1,560 m (5,118 ft)
 - coordinates 37°15′10″S 147°15′58″E / 37.25278°S 147.26611°E / -37.25278; 147.26611
Mouth confluence with the Dargo River
 - location south of Dargo
 - elevation 160 m (525 ft)
 - coordinates 37°15′10″S 147°15′57″E / 37.25278°S 147.26583°E / -37.25278; 147.26583Coordinates: 37°15′10″S 147°15′57″E / 37.25278°S 147.26583°E / -37.25278; 147.26583
Length 21 km (13 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Little Dargo River is located in Victoria
Little Dargo River
Location of the Little Dargo River mouth in Victoria

The Little Dargo River is a perennial river[1] of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Features and location[edit]

The Little Dargo River rises below the Gow Plain, part of the Great Dividing Range, southwest of Dinner Plain in the Alpine National Park. The river flows generally south by east, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its confluence with the Dargo River, within the Shepherd Creek Reference Area, in the Alpine Shire. The river descends 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) over its 21-kilometre (13 mi) course.[3]


In the Australian Aboriginal Dhudhuroa and Waywurru languages, the name dargo means "to have patience" or "to wait".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Little Dargo River: 19631". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Little Dargo River: 13944: Traditional Name: Dargo". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Little Dargo River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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