Rufus River

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Rufus River
Rufus River, New South Wales.JPG
A section of the Rufus River between Lake Victoria and the Murray River, near the Lake Victoria outlet regulator
Name origin: In honour of George Macleay, who had red hair[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: Riverina
District Far West
Municipality Wentworth
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Lake Victoria
Mouth confluence with the Murray River
 - location at Devils Elbow, near Rufus
Length 5 km (3 mi)
Wikimedia Commons: Rufus River

Rufus River, a watercourse of the Murray catchment and part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia.

The river leaves Lake Victoria, flowing generally west and then south-west, before reaching its confluence with the Murray River, at Lock 7, near Rufus.

Rufus River was discovered by European explorer, Charles Sturt, in 1830, and named after his red-haired (or rufus) travelling companion, George Macleay.

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  1. ^ a b "Rufus River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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Coordinates: 34°03′S 141°15′E / 34.050°S 141.250°E / -34.050; 141.250