McRae River (Western Australia)

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McRae River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Whately Range
168 metres (551 ft)[1]
River mouth Glenelg River
7 metres (23 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 35 kilometres (22 mi)

The McRae River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The river rises in the Whately Range and flows in a northerly direction through the Prince Regent National Park until it discharges into the Glenelg River.

It was first located on 14 May 1865 by a party led by government Assistant Surveyor James Cowle, during an exploration expedition from Camden Harbour to the south of the Glenelg River. It was named after one of the exploration party, Camden Harbour Pastoral Association member Alexander Joseph McRae, who had sailed from Melbourne to settle the region.[2]


Coordinates: 16°46.254′S 124°53.821′E / 16.770900°S 124.897017°E / -16.770900; 124.897017