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Major Australia Rivers

The Goulburn is the most important Victorian tributary to the Murray River. This section is typical of many rivers in the Murray-Darling basin.  It is full of fallen trees which provide the habitat preferred by native fish. Unfortunately, its use as merely a supply channel for irrigation using water from the very large man made Lake Eildon severely interferes with natural cycles in the river. As a result, despite what seems like adequate habitat in the middle and lower reaches, fish populations are far below optimum.

 

 

 

 

Numeric Key To River Names

                     
  1   Murray 2   Darling 3   Murrumbidgee
  4   Lachlan 5   Campaspe 6   Yarra
  7   Goulburn 8   Latrobe 9   Ovens
  10   Snowy 11   Derwent 12   Shoalhaven
  13   Hunter 14   Macleay 15   Clarence
  16   Bogan 17   Macquarie 18   Namoi
  19   Barwon 20   Condamine 21   Warrego
  22   Dawson 23   Fitzroy 24   Mackenzie
  25   Isaac 26   Burdekin 27   Suttor
  28   Mitchell 29   Alice 30   Jardine
  31   Staaten 32   Flinders 33   Leichhardt
  34   Nicholson 35   Roper 36   Wilton
  37   Daly 38   Katherine 39   Victoria
  40   Ord 41   Drysdale 42   Fitzroy
  43   Margaret 44   De Grey 45   Fortescue
  46   Ashburton 47   Gascoyne 48   Murchison
  49   Swan/Avon 50   Blackwood 51   Coopers Creek
  52   Barcoo 53   Thompson 54   Diamantina
  55   Georgina 56   Finke 57   Palmer

Alphabetical Key To River Names

                   
  Alice 29   Ashburton 46   Barcoo 52
  Barwon 19   Blackwood 50   Bogan 16
  Burdekin 26   Campaspe 5   Clarence 15
  Condamine 20   Coopers Creek 51   Daly 37
  Darling 2   Dawson 22   De Grey 44
  Derwent 11   Diamantina 54   Drysdale 41
  Finke 56   Fitzroy (Qld) 23   Fitzroy (WA) 42
  Flinders 32   Fortescue 45   Gascoyne 47
  Georgina 55   Goulburn 7   Hunter 13
  Isaac 25   Jardine 30   Katherine 38
  Lachlan 4   Latrobe 8   Leichhardt 33
  Mackenzie 24   Macleay 14   Macquarie 17
  Margaret 43   Mitchell 28   Murchison 48
  Murray 1   Murrumbidgee 3   Namoi 18
  Nicholson 34   Ord 40   Ovens 9
  Palmer 37   Roper 35   Shoalhaven 12
  Snowy 10   Staaten 31   Suttor 27
  Swan/Avon 49   Thompson 53   Victoria 39
  Warrego 21   Wilton 36   Yarra 6