Alberga River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlberga
|Other name(s)||Alberga Creek|
|Main source||north of Indulkana
465 m (1,526 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Macumba River
110 m (360 ft)
|Length||690 km (430 mi)|
|River system||Lake Eyre Basin|
|Waterholes||Oorarin Waterhole; Armina Waterhole; Kilkirkina Waterhole|
The Alberga River was discovered on 23 March 1860 by John McDouall Stuart who considered it to be a branch of the Neales River. The river was named by William Christie Gosse in 1873. It is also known as Alberga Creek.
It was a junction between the central and southern sections on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line between the coasts of Australia. The southern section, between Port Augusta and Alberga Creek, was contracted to Edward Meade Bagot in 1870. The overland telegraph was completed on 22 May 1872.
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