Mackie River

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Mackie River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source near Corriging Hill
336 metres (1,102 ft)[1]
River mouth Avon River
179 metres (587 ft)
Basin size 327 square kilometres (126 sq mi)[2]
Physical characteristics
Length 44 kilometres (27 mi)

The Mackie River is a river in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The river is ephemeral and flows following winter and spring rains. The water discharged is saline.

The river rises east of Corriging Hill and flows in a north westerly direction crossing the York to Quairading road twice before it finally discharges into the Avon River of which it is a tributary between York and Gwambygine.

The Mackie has four tributaries of its own: Pitt Brook, Doctors Brook, Mungerding Brook and Bailey Bailey Brook. There were once permanent pools along the course of the river, most notably Marley Pool and Wonnobing Pool, but these are now shallow as a result of sediment deposition.

The area was first explored by Europeans in 1830 when Ensign Dale travelled east from Guildford. York was settled in 1831 and Beverley in 1838, the land around York was sub-divided in 1842 with the land being primarily used for agricultural purposes.

The river was named in 1836 by the Surveyor General John Septimus Roe, who named it after William Henry Mackie who was an early settler in the Swan River Colony.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Mackie River". 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Foreshore and Channel Assessment of the Mackie River" (PDF). 2001. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 31°56′20″S 116°58′49″E / 31.93889°S 116.98028°E / -31.93889; 116.98028