Fitzroy River (Queensland) facts for kids
Dawn breaks on the Fitzroy River as it passes through Rockhampton
|Source confluence||Dawson and Mackenzie rivers|
|Mouth||Pacific Ocean near Port Alma|
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|Length||480 km (298 mi)|
|Basin||142,665 km² (55,083 sq mi)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Fitzroy River, Queensland|
The Fitzroy was named by Charles and William Archer on 4 May 1853. The river was named in honour of Sir Charles FitzRoy, Governor of the Colony of New South Wales. Queensland did not become a colony until 1859.
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Shipping on the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton wharves, ca. 1887.
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