Anthony River (Tasmania)

The Anthony River, part of the Pieman River catchment, is a perennial river in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location of the Anthony River mouth in Tasmania
RegionWest Coast
Physical characteristics
SourceTyndall Range, West Coast Range
  locationMount Murchison
  coordinates41°56′10″S 145°36′50″E
  elevation719 m (2,359 ft)
MouthMurchison River (Tasmania)
Lake Murchison
41°49′55″S 145°40′19″E
227 m (745 ft)
Length13 km (8.1 mi)
Basin features
River systemPieman River catchment
Reservoirs /
Lake Huntley; Lake Rolleston; Lake Plimsoll; Lake Murchison

Location and features

The river rises below the Tyndall Range on the northern slopes of the West Coast Range and drains Lake Huntley. The river flows east of Mount Murchison then north through Lake Rolleston before heading northwest and flowing through Lake Plimsoll. Thereafter the river flows northeast where it reaches its confluence with the Murchison River within Lake Murchison.[1][2]

The river was dammed and combined with the waters of the Henty River for a minor hydro electric scheme, that followed the failure of the Hydro Tasmania plans to dam the Franklin and Gordon rivers.[3][4]

The river also drains the glacial lakes of the northern end of the West Coast Range, and the Tyndalls.

See also


  1. "Map of Anthony River, TAS (1)". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. "Map of Anthony River, TAS (2)". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. Environmental plan: Hydro-Electric Commission Tasmania, Anthony Power Development. Natural Systems Research. 1984. ISBN 978-0-7246-1209-3.
  4. Tasmania. Hydro-Electric Commission. Survey Section; Tasmania. Hydro-Electric Commission. Report on the Anthony Power Development and the King River Power Development (1983), Anthony power development and the King River power development, Hydro-Electric Commission], retrieved 23 February 2015

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