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Murray River

Full nameMurray River
Other nameRiver Murray

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The Murray River (River Murray in South Australia) is Australia's longest river. At 2375 km (1475.8 mi) in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest mountains and, for most of its length, meanders across Australia's inland plains, forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest, before turning south for its final 500 km (310.7 mi) or so into South Australia, reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina.

The water of the Murray flows through several lakes that fluctuate in salinity (and were often fresh until recent decades) including Lake Alexandrina and The Coorong before emptying through the Murray Mouth into the southeastern portion of the Indian Ocean, often referenced on Australian maps as the Southern Ocean, near Goolwa. Despite discharging considerable volumes of water at times, particularly before the advent of large scale river regulation, the Mouth has always been comparatively small and shallow.

As of 2010, the Murray River system receives 58% of its natural flow. It is perhaps Australia's most important irrigated region and is widely known as the food bowl of the nation.

Murray River Video

southern 80 ski race held on the murray river. the skier falls and then another boat (the chief) comes ariund the bend!
1.15 min. | 5.0 user rating
*Sheet music and tab for this arrangement now available* Cry Me A River, fingerstyle guitar arrangement by Shaun Murray
2.15 min. | 4.93 user rating
We feed a live carp to a Pelican on the Murray river
0.25 min. | 2.73 user rating
Wheel comes off after heavy laps
1.00 min. | 4.5 user rating
Adam Guerra playing a Murray Cod on a river near Denny
1.98 min. | 3.0 user rating
PLEASE READ THIS - This video was uploaded to Youtube specifically to embed in my web page about this film: "Tarzan and the Great River" was Mike Henry's second film as Tarzan. It was directed by Robert Day in 1967 and also starred Diana Millay as Dr Ann Philips, Jan Murray as Captain Sam Bishop, Manuel Padilla Jr as Pepe, and Rafer Johnson as the blood-thirsty Barcuma. This segment is an excerpt from the documentary, "The Many Faces of Tarzan" (1996).
1.80 min. | 4.5 user rating
This is some shots of the house boat that we all recently stpent a week on while on the Murray River
3.47 min. | 5.0 user rating
Mick and Scotty catch a big Murray River Cod on the new WIlson "Slickback" Lure in the small town of Bonshaw on the Queensland and New South Wales boarder.
5.32 min. | 5.0 user rating
There's no better way to see the Murray River and a slice of the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic Australian outback, it's unique flora and fauna, and the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture close up than to drift unhurried and quietly under the power of the paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess.
5.75 min. | 5.0 user rating
- Music by Murray Gold and copyright to the BBC, no infringement intended - This is River's theme from the end of The Big Bang. It's spooky, and backwards sounding, and lovely. Enjoy.
1.15 min. | 4.90 user rating

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Shepparton News--Third time lucky proved favourable for Mooroopna golfer Alex Radevski at the -Murray River- Junior Masters. Radevski, 15, shot 340 (80-87-86-87) to win the ... - Date : Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:43:38 GMT+00:00
Copper mine water deal spares Murray - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online---...- environmental benefits - not the least of which being that it means that we have no reliance or requirement for water from the -Murray River-," he said. ... - Date : Tue, 01 Jun 2010 02:09:36 GMT+00:00
Rain sprouts river weed hazard - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Recent rain in South Australia has created a problem with river weeds along the -Murray River-. The Department for Transport says there is a large clump of ... - Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 03:10:36 GMT+00:00

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