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Bonang
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River and forest near Bendoc Orbost Road
Other name(s) Tellicura, Sliprail
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
Main source Bonang River North Branch
Snowy River National Park
River mouth confluence with the Deddick River
south of the Black-Allan Line
503 m (1,650 ft)
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Basin features
River system Snowy River catchment
National park Snowy River NP

The Bonang River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of the northern and southern branches of the river, the Bonang River rises below Mountain Little Bill in a remote alpine wilderness area within the Snowy River National Park, near The Gap Scenic Reserve. The river flows generally north leaving the national park, then northwest, and then west, joined by six minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Deddick River in the Victorian State Forestry country, below Mount Rosendale in the Shire of East Gippsland, south of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales. The river descends 264 metres (866 ft) over its 30-kilometre (19 mi) course.

In its upper reaches, the river is traversed by Bonang Road north of the road's junction with McKillops Road.

History

Aboriginal history

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

European history

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