Frankland River (North West Tasmania)

The Frankland River is a major perennial river located in the north-west region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location of the Frankland River mouth in Tasmania
EtymologyGeorge Frankland
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceHorton and Lindsay rivers
  locationSumac Forest Reserve
  coordinates41°15′4″S 144°57′25″E
  elevation164 m (538 ft)
MouthArthur River
east of the town of Arthur River
41°04′29″S 144°46′19″E
22 m (72 ft)
Length41 km (25 mi)
Basin features
River systemArthur River catchment

Location and features

Formed by the confluence of the Horton and Lindsay rivers, the Frankland River rises in the Sumac Forest Reserve and flows generally west by north. The Frankland River reaches its mouth in remote country east of the settlement of Arthur River where it empties into the Arthur River. The river descends 142 metres (466 ft) over its 41-kilometre (25 mi) course.[1]

The river draws its name from George Frankland, an English surveyor and Surveyor-General of Van Diemen's Land between 1827 and 1838.

See also


  1. "Map of Frankland River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016.

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