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Berrima
Berrima riverbank - Flickr - alden0249.jpg
Scene along the riverbank walk at Berrima
Other name(s) Suggan Buggan, Toonginbooka, Oonginbooka
Country Australia
State New South Wales, Victoria
Region Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Victorian Alps
Local government areas Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Shire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
Main source Berrima Range, Great Dividing Range
Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
1,030 m (3,380 ft)
River mouth confluence with Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River
Alpine National Park, Victoria
695 m (2,280 ft)
Length 8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin features
River system Snowy River catchment
National park Alpine NP

The Berrima River (in Victoria), also called the Berrima Creek (in New South Wales), is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Course and features

The Berrima River rises below the Berrima Range in a remote alpine wilderness area just north of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between New South Wales and Victoria. The river flows generally south, before reaching its confluence with the Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River in the Shire of East Gippsland, within the Alpine National Park in Victoria. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.

Etymology

The word berrima is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "to the south".

History

Aboriginal history

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Berrima River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.

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