Shaw River (Victoria)
|Name origin: In honour of James Shaw Kennedy.|
|Regions||Victorian Midlands, Naracoorte Coastal Plain (IBRA), Western District|
|Local government area||Glenelg Shire|
|Part of||Glenelg Hopkins catchment|
|- left||Ware Creek|
|- right||Carmichael Creek, Kangaroo Creek (Victoria)|
|Landmark||Great Ocean Road|
|- location||near Ripponlea|
|- elevation||174 m (571 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Eumeralla River in Lake Yambuk|
|- location||southwest of Yambuk|
|- elevation||-1 m (-3 ft)|
|Length||51 km (32 mi)|
|Important Bird Area||Yambuk|
Course and features
The Shaw River rises near Ripponlea and flows generally south, across a coastal plain, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Eumeralla River in Lake Yambuk. The Eumeralla empties into Portland Bay in the Great Australian Bight south of Yambuk. The river descends 174 metres (571 ft) over its 51-kilometre (32 mi) course.
- "Shaw River: 7125". Vicnames. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- Mitchell, Thomas (1838). "Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia". London: Boone.
- Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Map of Shaw River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Sub-Catchment P3". Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
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