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Scene along the riverbank walk at Berrima
|Other name(s)||Suggan Buggan, Toonginbooka, Oonginbooka|
|State||New South Wales, Victoria|
|Region||Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Victorian Alps|
|Local government areas||Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Shire of East Gippsland|
|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)|
|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.
The word berrima is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "to the south".
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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