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Mary River

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Name Mary River
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 14866
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 26' S (Decimal degrees -12.4473)
Longitude: 131° 43' E (Decimal degrees 131.723)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Burrundie
  Kakadu
  Mount Bundey
  Point Stuart
Local Government Area  
  Victoria-Daly Shire Council
History/Origin Named by John McDouall Stuart on 11 July 1862.
Stuart in his journal wrote "Country burning all round. Lat 1338'24". This branch I have named the Mary, in honour of Miss Mary Chambers." (South Aust. Parl. Paper 21 of 1863 pg 20 , p3)

Stuart believed the Mary was a branch of the Adelaide River which had been discovered and named by Stokes "HMS Beagle" in 1839. Stuart in his journal always refers to the river as "The Mary, Adelaide River"

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