Fitzroy River (Western Australia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFitzroy River
Fitzroy River, looking north from bridge at Fitzroy Crossing
|Main source||King Leopold Ranges
486 metres (1,594 ft)
|River mouth||King Sound|
|Length||733 kilometres (455 mi)|
|Basin size||93,829 square kilometres (36,228 sq mi)|
The Fitzroy River is in the West Kimberley part of Western Australia. The Fitzroy flows into the Indian Ocean. The first European to visit the Fitzroy River was George Grey in 1837 aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. The river was given its European name by Lieutenant J.L. Stokes in February 1838 after Captain Robert FitzRoy.
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