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Finke River

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Name Finke River
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 12827
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -25° 59' S (Decimal degrees -25.994817)
Longitude: 135° 20' E (Decimal degrees 135.334969)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Burt Plain
  Mount Zeil
Local Government Area  
  MacDonnell Shire Council
History/Origin The Finke River was named by John McDouall Stuart on 3 April 1860 during his fourth attempt to cross the Australian continent from south to north.

Stuart named the Finke River "after my sincere friend William Finke, Esq. of Adelaide, South Australia - one of the liberal promoters of the different expeditions I have had the honor to lead."

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