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. "Victoria River middle reaches and Gregory area" (PDF). Sites of Conservation Significance. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Victoria River Downs Station Northern Territory". southaustralianhistory.com.au. 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2011.