Calder River (Tasmania)

The Calder River is a river in North West Tasmania, Australia, it extends approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the Campbell Ranges near Henrietta before reaching its confluence with the Inglis River near Calder.[1] The river is transversed by the Murchison Highway in its upper reaches. Part of the course of the river is located adjacent to the 65.21-hectare (161.1-acre) Calder River Conservation Area.[2][3]

Location of the river mouth in Tasmania
EtymologyJames Erskine Calder
Physical characteristics
SourceCampbell Ranges
  locationnear Henrietta
  coordinates41°10′21″S 145°41′28″E
  elevation340 m (1,120 ft)
MouthInglis River
near Calder
41°4′8″S 145°36′39″E
71 m (233 ft)
Length15 km (9.3 mi)

The river and the adjacent town was named in honour of James Erskine Calder, the Surveyor General of Tasmania between 1859 and 1870.[4]

See also


  1. "Map of Calder River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. "CLAC reserves proclaimed within the Waratah-Wynyard municipality under the Nature Conservation Act 2002". Parks Tasmania. Government of Tasmania. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. Calder River Conservation Area: Locality of Calder (Map). Government of Tasmania. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. Thwaites, Jack (1966). "Calder, James Erskine (1808–1882)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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