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Alberga River is located in South Australia
Alberga River
Location of the river mouth in South Australia
Other name(s) Alberga Creek
Country Australia
State South Australia
Region Far North
Settlement Macumba
Physical characteristics
Main source north of Indulkana
465 m (1,526 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Macumba River
near Alberga
110 m (360 ft)
27°06′15″S 135°31′47″E / 27.1042°S 135.5297°E / -27.1042; 135.5297
Length 690 km (430 mi)
Basin features
River system Lake Eyre Basin
  • Left:
    Marryat Creek
  • Right:
    Eateringinna Creek, Agnes Creek, Tarcoonyinna Creek, Indulkana Creek, Yoolperlunna Creek, Warrungadinna Creek, Kathleen Creek
Waterholes Oorarin Waterhole; Armina Waterhole; Kilkirkina Waterhole

The Alberga River, also known as the Alberga Creek, is an ephemeral river that is part of the Lake Eyre basin located in the Far North region of the Australian state of South Australia.


European history

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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