King Edward River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKing Edward River
|Main source||Poonjurra Hill
480 metres (1,575 ft)
|River mouth||Napier Broome Bay
|Length||221 kilometres (137 mi)|
|Basin size||17,624 square kilometres (6,805 sq mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise below Poonjurra Hill and flows in a northerly direction almost parallel with the Kalumburu Road and eventually discharges into Deep Bay then Napier Broome Bay and finally the Indian Ocean.
The river has seven tributaries including; Carson River, Drum Creek, Noolawayoo Creek, Coondillah Creek and Hair Creek.
The river contains several permanent pools, where examples of Indigenous Australian art known as Bradshaw paintings can be found along the cliff faces.
The traditional owners of the areas around the river are the Miwa, Wunambal and Kambure peoples.
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