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Wildman River

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Name Wildman River
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 19714
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 18' S (Decimal degrees -12.3003)
Longitude: 132° 03' E (Decimal degrees 132.0647)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Van Diemen Gulf
Local Government Area  
  West Arnhem Shire Council
History/Origin Named by John Davis, Government Store Keeper, Escaped Cliffs on 14 September 1866 after E T Wildman, Secretary to the (SA) Crown Lands Commision.

Davis in his report to the Officer in Command of Northern Territory Expedition, Escape Cliffs, Northern Territory (J T Manton) (SAPP 16 of 1867) wrote:
I have the honor to report to you the discovery of a new river about twelve to fifteen miles to the southeast of Point Stuart, which I have called "Wildman's" River, after the indefatigable Secretary to the Crown Lands Commissioner, and also a particular friend of mine.

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