Fitzgerald River

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Fitzgerald River
Fitzgerald River National Park I.jpg
Physical characteristics
 - locationnear Lake Magenta
 - elevation324 m (1,063 ft)
MouthFitzgerald Inlet
 - elevationsea level
Length80 km (50 mi)
Basin size104,000 ha (260,000 acres)
 - average7 GL/year

The Fitzgerald River is in Western Australia.[1] The river was explored by John Septimus Roe in 1848. Roe named the river after Charles Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was the governor of Western Australia.

The river rises near the Lake Magenta Nature Reserve. It is 300 m above sea level. The river flows south through farmland to the Fitzgerald River National Park. The tributaries of the river are the Sussetta River, Jacup Creek, Tertup Creek, Tooartup Creek, and Martin Creek.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Fitzgerald River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2014.

Coordinates: 34°05′S 119°38′E / 34.083°S 119.633°E / -34.083; 119.633