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Mcarthur River

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Name Mcarthur River
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 14923
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -15° 48' S (Decimal degrees -15.810997)
Longitude: 136° 40' E (Decimal degrees 136.675444)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Roper Gulf Shire Council
History/Origin Mcarthur River was named by Leichhardt in 1845 after members of the McArthur family of Camden, NSW.

Ludwig Leichhardt in his Journal wrote:
"Sept. 21 (1845) - ...I called this river the "Macarthur," in acknowledgement of the liberal support my expedition received from Messrs. James and William Macarthur of Camden..."

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