Little Murray River (Victoria)

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For the anabranch of the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia, see Little Murray River (New South Wales).
Little Murray River (Parnimilli[1])
Anabranch[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Riverina bioregion (IBRA), Mallee
Local government area Gannawarra, Swan Hill
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Loddon River
Source Murray River
 - location near Fish Point
 - elevation 85 m (279 ft)
 - coordinates 35°26′48″S 143°48′55″E / 35.44667°S 143.81528°E / -35.44667; 143.81528
Mouth confluence with the Murray River
 - location near Swan Hill
 - elevation 67 m (220 ft)
 - coordinates 35°20′35″S 143°33′58″E / 35.34306°S 143.56611°E / -35.34306; 143.56611Coordinates: 35°20′35″S 143°33′58″E / 35.34306°S 143.56611°E / -35.34306; 143.56611
Length 46 km (29 mi)
Island Pental Island
Location of the Little Murray River mouth in Victoria
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The Little Murray River, an anabranch of the Murray River and part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Mallee district of north western Victoria, in eastern Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The anabranch leaves the Murray River near Fish Point and flows generally northwest in a highly meandering course, joined by the Loddon River, before it rejoins the Murray near Swan Hill; descending 17 metres (56 ft) over its 46 kilometres (29 mi) course. Little Murray River and the Murray River enclose Pental Island.[3]

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding Little Murray River, the Aboriginal people of the Wemba-Wemba clan, called the river Parnimilli, meaning "little river."[1]

Two bridges cross the river to Pental Island; at Swan Hill in the west, and on Fish Point Road at Fish Point in the east.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Little Murray River: Historical Information". VicNames. State Government of Victoria. 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Little Murray River". VicNames. State Government of Victoria. 2 May 1956. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Little Murray River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2013.