Arnold River (Northern Territory)

The Arnold River is a river in the north of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Arnold
Location of the Arnold River mouth in the Northern Territory
EtymologyRichard Aldous Arnold[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Physical characteristics
Sourcenortheast of the Bullwaddy Conservation Reserve
  coordinates16°18′21″S 134°8′40″E
  elevation262 m (860 ft)
MouthHodgson River
  location
south of Hodgson Downs
  coordinates
15°21′48″S 134°8′47″E
  elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Length185.8 km (115.5 mi)
Basin features
River systemRoper River
Tributaries 
  rightWilliams Creek (Northern Territory), Horse Creek (Northern Territory)
[2][3]

Course and features

The Arnold River rises about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the Bullwaddy Conservation Reserve and north of the Carpentaria Highway. It flows to the town Minamia (Cox River) in the Aboriginal reserve Alawa and then turns northwest and flows about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Hodgson Downs in the Hodgson River.[4] The river is joined by two tributaries including the Williams and Horse creeks and flows through a series of lagoons and waterholes before reaching its river mouth.[2][3]

Etymology

The river is named for Richard Aldous Arnold, a pastoralist and politician, who purchased a pastoral lease in the area in 1895. The lease was a part of the Hodgson Downs cattle station. He sold his interest in 1905 and continued his political career as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales.[1]

See also

References

  1. "Place Names Register Extract - Arnold River". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. "Map of Arnold River, NT (1)". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. "Map of Arnold River, NT (2)". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. Parish, Steve (2007). Australian Touring Atlas. Archerfield QLD: Steve Parish Publishing. p. S97. ISBN 978-1-74193-232-4.
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