Little Murray River (Victoria)

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Little Murray River (Parnimilli[1])
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Riverina bioregion (IBRA), Mallee
LGA Gannawarra, Swan Hill
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
 - 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
Little Murray River (Victoria) is located in Victoria
Little Murray River (Victoria)
Location of the Little Murray River mouth in Victoria

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.

See also[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.