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Fitzroy River
Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.JPG
Fitzroy River, looking north from bridge at Fitzroy Crossing
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source King Leopold Ranges
486 metres (1,594 ft)
River mouth King Sound
Length 733 kilometres (455 mi)
  • Average rate:
    84.78 cubic metres per second (2,994 cu ft/s)
Basin features
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.

A197, Geikie Gorge National Park, Western Australia, Fitzroy River, 2007
Fitzroy River flowing through Geikie Gorge

Coordinates: 17°25′39″S 123°33′52″E / 17.42750°S 123.56444°E / -17.42750; 123.56444

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