McRae River (Western Australia)

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McRae River
Physical characteristics
 - locationWhately Range
 - elevation168 metres (551 ft)[1]
 - location
Glenelg River
 - elevation
7 metres (23 ft)
Length35 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]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of McRae River, WA". 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ Cowle, James (26 September 1865). "Explorations in the Camden Harbour District: Report of an Expedition South of the Glenelg, by Assistant Surveyor Cowle, North District, 2nd May 1865". The Inquirer & Commercial News. p. 2. Retrieved 26 July 2012.

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