Wilson River (Western Australia)

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Wilson River
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source 507 metres (1,663 ft)[1]
River mouth Bow River
158 metres (518 ft)
Length 146 kilometres (91 mi)

The Wilson River is a river in the Kimberley of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise in the Durack Range below Kangaroo Hill and near Bedford Downs then flows in a north-easterly direction. The river flows past Nellie Range, through Devils Elbow and Gordons Gorge and through the O'Donnell Range. The river then changes direction to the south-east and discharges into the Bow River approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Warmun adjacent to the Great Northern Highway.

The traditional owners of the area are the Kitja peoples.[2]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Wilson River". 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ausanthrop - Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

Coordinates: 16°47′40″S 128°16′30″E / 16.79444°S 128.27500°E / -16.79444; 128.27500