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Fitzgerald River
Fitzgerald River National Park I.jpg
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source near Lake Magenta
324 m (1,063 ft)
River mouth Fitzgerald Inlet
sea level
Length 80 km (50 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    7 GL/year
Basin features
Basin size 104,000 ha (260,000 acres)

The Fitzgerald River is in Western Australia. The river was explored by John Septimus Roe in 1848. Roe named the river after Charles Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was the governor of Western Australia.

The river rises near the Lake Magenta Nature Reserve. It is 300 m above sea level. The river flows south through farmland to the Fitzgerald River National Park. The tributaries of the river are the Sussetta River, Jacup Creek, Tertup Creek, Tooartup Creek, and Martin Creek.


Coordinates: 34°05′S 119°38′E / 34.083°S 119.633°E / -34.083; 119.633

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