Victoria River (Northern Territory)

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Victoria River

The Victoria River is in longest river in the Northern Territory of Australia.[1] It flows into the Timor Sea. Philip Parker King discovered the mouth of the river on 12 September 1819.[2] In 1839, the crew of HMS Beagle travelled more than 200 km up the river.[2] In 1854 the explorer Augustus Charles Gregory reached the river after crossing the north of Australia from Brisbane, Queensland.[2]

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  1. [http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/environment/conservation/pdf/29_victoriagregory.pdf "Victoria River middle reaches and Gregory area"] (PDF). Sites of Conservation Significance. http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/environment/conservation/pdf/29_victoriagregory.pdf. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Victoria River Downs Station Northern Territory". southaustralianhistory.com.au. 2010 [last update]. http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/vrd.htm. Retrieved 18 June 2011.