Nullagine River

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Nullagine River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source 500 m (1,640 ft)[1]
River mouth De Grey River
123 m (404 ft)
Basin size 875.2 km2 (338 sq mi)[2]
Physical characteristics
Length 296 km (184 mi)
  • Average rate:
    62,410 ML/a (1.978 m3/s; 69.84 cu ft/s)

The Nullagine River is a river in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise South of Bonney Downs and then flow in a northerly direction. The river crosses the Marble Bar road at Nullagine and continues to flow in a north-easterly direction until it merges with the Oakover River to form the De Grey River. The river is bounded by the Chichester Range in the South.[3]

The river flows through several permanent pools on its journey including; Garden Pool, Rock Pool, Tumbinna Pool and Cordooin Pool.

The river periodically floods during the wet season and can cut roads in the area as a result.[4]

The Nullagine river has 19 tributaries including; Beaton Creek, Bookabunna Creek, Walgunya Creek, Wild Dog Creek and Connabunna Creek.

The name of the river is an Indigenous Australian word that was first recorded as Ngullagine in the 1880s. The meaning of the word is not known.[5]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Nullagine River". 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Department of water - Water Resources Data - Streamflow Sites". 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Water and Rivers Commission - Surface Hydrology of the Pilbara Region" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "ABC News - River rescue victims keep in high spirits". 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 12 March 2009. 

Coordinates: 20°43′46″S 120°34′13″E / 20.72944°S 120.57028°E / -20.72944; 120.57028