Marne River (South Australia)
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Rhine River South
|Etymology||Marne River (France)|
|Native name||Ngarrindjeri: Taingappa|
|Source||Mount Lofty Range|
|⁃ location||south of Eden Valley|
|⁃ elevation||366 m (1,201 ft)|
|5 m (16 ft)|
|Length||70 km (43 mi)|
|River system||River Murray catchment|
|⁃ right||Rhine North|
|Protected area||Marne Valley Conservation Park|
Course and features
The Marne River rises below Eden Valley on the eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and flows generally east before reaching its confluence with the River Murray at Wongulla. The Marne flows through Cambrai. The Marne descends 361 metres (1,184 ft) over its 70-kilometre (43 mi) course.
In pre-European times, the Ngarrindjeri people used the Marne Valley as a route up into the hills to trade with the Peramangk people in the Barossa Valley and to cut bark canoes from the River Red Gums in the hills which had thicker bark than those near the Murray. The original name of the Marne River was Taingappa, meaning footrack-trading road.
- "Map of Marne River, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
- "Marne River". PlaceNames Online. Government of South Australia Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
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