Woady Yaloak River
Woady Yaloak River at Cressy
|Etymology||Aboriginal Wathawurrung: Wurdi-yaluk: meaning "big creek"|
|Native name||Wurdi-yaluk; Currarerer|
|Region||Western District Lakes (IBRA)|
|Source||Black Hill (Victoria)|
|⁃ location||west of Ballarat|
|⁃ elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|Mouth||Lake Martin and then Lake Corangamite|
|114 m (374 ft)|
|Length||104 km (65 mi)|
|River system||Corangamite catchment|
|⁃ left||Mount Misery Creek, Kuruc-A-Ruc Creek|
|⁃ right||Naringhil Creek|
Location and features
The Woady Yaloak River rises below Black Hill, west of Ballarat and flows generally south joined by three minor tributaries through the towns of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Cressy before reaching its river mouth and emptying into Lake Martin and then Lake Corangamite. From its highest point, the river descends 280 metres (920 ft) over its meandering 104-kilometre (65 mi) course.
In the Australian Aboriginal Wathawurrung language different sections of the river are given two names, Wurdi-yaluk or sometimes Wurdi-yaluk gundidj, meaning "big creek"; and Currarerer, with no defined meaning. Variations on the spelling of the river's name have included Wandinyallock, Wardiyallock and Worriyallock.
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- "Woady Yaloak River: 8780: Historical Information: Currarerer". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Woady Yaloak River: 8780". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Map of Woady Yaloak River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Woady Yaloak River". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
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