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Diamantina River
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The Diamantina River at Birdsville, Queensland
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source Swords Range
River mouth joins with the Georgina River
Length 900 km
Basin features
Basin size 157,000 km²
Lake eyre basin map
Map of the Lake Eyre Basin showing Diamantina River

The Diamantina River is in Central West Queensland, Australia. The river was named by William Landsborough in 1866. He named the river after Lady Diamantina Bowen (née Roma). She was the wife of Sir George Ferguson Bowen. He was the first Governor of Queensland. The river has three major tributaries. They are the Western River, the Mayne River, and Farrars Creek.

Coordinates: 26°55′S 139°11′E / 26.917°S 139.183°E / -26.917; 139.183

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