Yalgar River

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Yalgar River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Glengarry Range
609 m (1,998 ft)
River mouth Murchison River
391 m (1,283 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 185 kilometres (115 mi)

The Yalgar River is a 185-kilometre-long tributary of the Murchison River, located in the Shire of Meekatharra in central Western Australia. It rises in the Glengarry Range 25 km southeast of Mooloogool Station homestead, about 80 kilometres northeast of Meekatharra, flowing 145 kilometres westward (crossing the Great Northern Highway at Karralundi) to a junction with the Hope River. From there it flows north-northwesterly for about 40 kilometres, emptying into the upper reaches of the Murchison River, near Moorarie Station homestead on the Carnarvon-Meekatharra Road.[1][2]

Originally called Ord Creek, the river was named after Yalgar Pool on the Hope River, a watering point on the Cue-Ashburton Stock Route.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hennig, P; Curry, PJ; Blood, DA; Leighton, KA (1994). "An inventory and condition survey of the Murchison River catchment, Western Australia" (pdf). Research Library. Perth, WA: Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Meekatharra 1:1,000,000 Topographic Map" (pdf). Canberra, ACT: Geoscience Australia. 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cue-Ashburton Stock Route". The Daily News. Perth, WA. 29 September 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Murchison Sheep Station - No Bids at Auction.". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 15 August 1925. p. 8. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 25°56′S 117°34′E / 25.933°S 117.567°E / -25.933; 117.567