Wilson River (Queensland) facts for kids
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Map of the Lake Eyre basin
|Region||Channel Country, Western Qld|
|Main source||Grey Range
69 m (226 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Cooper Creek
Depot Camp (Camp 63)
27 m (89 ft)
|Length||28 km (17 mi)|
|River system||Lake Eyre basin|
The Wilson River rises on the slopes of the Grey Range and flows generally northwest through the Nockanoora (or Noccundra) waterhole and is joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Cooper Creek at what was known as Depot Camp (Camp 63). The river descends 8 metres (26 ft) over its 28-kilometre (17 mi) course.
It is believed that Burke and Wills first found water on the Macleay Plains and crossed Cooper Creek near its junction with the Wilson River, on 11 November 1860.
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