Pentecost River

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Pentecost River
Pentecost River.jpg
Gibb River Road Crossing
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ elevation248 metres (814 ft)[1]
 ⁃ location
Cambridge Gulf
Length118 kilometres (73 mi)
Basin size29,413 square kilometres (11,356 sq mi)[2]

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

The Pentecost rises in the Durack Range and flows north through El Questro Station where it joins the Chamberlain River, then continues north crossing the Gibb River Road, skirts the eastern edge of Drysdale River National Park and later discharges into the west arm of the Cambridge Gulf.

Tributaries of the Pentecost include the Chamberlain River, Salmond River, Gap Creek and Five Mile Creek. The Chamberlain and Salmond are both longer than the Pentecost.[3]

The river is named after surveyor and geologist John Pentecost, who surveyed the river in 1882 on an expedition led by Michael Durack.[3]

The traditional owners of the areas around the river are the Arnga peoples.[4]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Pentecost River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Australian Government - Bureau of Rural Sciences - Pentecost River July 2008 River Basin Summary" (PDF). 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Rivers of the Kimberley" (pdf). Department of Water. Perth, WA: Government of Western Australia. August 2008. p. 27. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "AusAnthrop Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.

Coordinates: 15°46′48″S 127°52′41″E / 15.78000°S 127.87806°E / -15.78000; 127.87806