Murrumbidgee River

image of sign for Murrumbidgee River at Long Plain Road

image of the Murrumbidgee River at Long Plain Road
Not far from where it arises, the Murrumbidgee River can be viewed from Long Plain Road in Long Plain, New South Wales. Although a defined administrative area, Long Plain is located entirely within the Kosciuszko National Park.

 

map of Murrumbidgee River, Australia

The Murrumbidgee is the second longest river in Australia. Initially flowing south-east from the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, the river turns north and then west, eventually joining the Murray River.

Much more information and many more images can be found at Wikipedia.

 

image of the Murrumbidgee River 5km east of Hay NSW
This image shows the Murrumbidgee Rive 5km east of Hay, New South Wales, at Sturt's Marked Tree. Charles Sturt was an early colonial explorer who mapped part of the Murrumbidgee as well as other extensive areas of south-east Australia after European settlement.

 

image of the sign for Murrumbidgee Junction Reserve

image of Murrumbidgee River joining the Murray River
The Murrumbidgee River joins the Murray River at Murrumbidgee Junction. Although the Murrumbidgee River flows entirely within New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the Murrumbidgee Junction can be viewed only from across the state border at Boundary Bend in Victoria. Sturt's description of his party's passage through the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers was dramatic. His description of wild strong currents in the Murrumbidgee — in the middle of summer (14 January 1830), when flows are declining and close to the seasonal summer/autumn minimum, are in contrast to the sluggish, chronically irrigation-reduced flow seen at the junction today in mid-summer. See more at Wikipedia.

 

 

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  • Murrumbidgeee River sign near Long Plain Road is published under CC0 - No Rights Reserved. This picture may be freely reproduced. If you wish, you may attribute 97k.com as the source.
  • Murrumbidgeee River near Long Plain Road is published under CC0 - No Rights Reserved. This picture may be freely reproduced. If you wish, you may attribute 97k.com as the source.
  • The map of the Murrumbidgee River © OpenStreetMap contributors.
  • The image of the Murrumbidgee River 5km east of Hay is by Kevin Matthews at the Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
  • Murrumbidgeee Junction Nature Conservation Reserve sign at Boundary Bend, Victoria, is published under CC0 - No Rights Reserved. This picture may be freely reproduced. If you wish, you may attribute 97k.com as the source.
  • The image of the Murrumbidgee River joining the Murray River is from Flickr and is available under CC0 - No Rights Reserved
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