Fitzroy River (Queensland)
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Dawn breaks on the Fitzroy River as it passes through Rockhampton
|Source confluence||Dawson and Mackenzie rivers|
|Mouth||Pacific Ocean near Port Alma|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||480 km (298 mi)|
|Basin||142,665 km² (55,083 sq mi)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Fitzroy River, Queensland|
The Fitzroy was named by Charles and William Archer on 4 May 1853. The river was named in honour of Sir Charles FitzRoy, Governor of the Colony of New South Wales. Queensland did not become a colony until 1859.
References[change | change source]
- Harrison, Rod; Ernie James; Chris Sully; Bill Classon; Joy Eckermann (2008). Queensland Dams. Bayswater, Victoria: Australian Fishing Network. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-86513-134-4.
- Isaac Taylor, Names and Their Histories: A Handbook of Historical Geography and Topographical Nomenclature (London: Rivington's, 1898), p. 125
- Jan Bowen; et al., Australia (New York: DK Publishing, 2014), p. 57
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