Kendall River (Queensland) facts for kids
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|Region||Far North Queensland|
|Main source||Great Dividing Range
northwest of Bally Junction
154 m (505 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Holroyd River
near the Kulinchin Outstation
3 m (9.8 ft)
|Length||167 km (104 mi)|
|Basin size||4,851 km2 (1,873 sq mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise in the Great Dividing Range and flows in a south westerly direction through mostly uninhabited country across Cape York Peninsula. It eventually discharges into the Holroyd River near the Kulinchin Outstation and then onto the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The traditional owners of the area are the Wik-Munkan and Mimungkun peoples.
Kugu Nganchara (also known as Wik, Wiknantjara, Wik Nganychara, Wik Ngencherr. See also related Wik languages) is a traditional language of the area which includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of the Cook Shire.
Named by the pastoralists, Francis Lascelles Jardine and Alexander William Jardine in 1863. It was originally known as Kendall Creek and was named after a poet friend of their surveyor, Thomas Henry Kendall.
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