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
EtymologyIn honour of George Macleay, who had red hair[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: Riverina
DistrictFar West
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Victoria
Mouthconfluence with the Murray River
 ⁃ location
at Devils Elbow, near Rufus
Length5 km (3.1 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray River, Murray–Darling basin

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rufus River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013. Edit this at Wikidata

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