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Two rivers and the sandplains of the old Victoria District
|The Irwin and Greenough rivers drain huge catchments in the arid interior of Western Australia. They flow westwards towards the Indian ocean, entering the sea some 400 kilometres north of Perth. They were crossed near their mouths (about 40 kilometres apart) by a party of shipwrecked explorers in April 1839 under the leadership of George Grey. Grey, having already named the region they were traversing the 'Province of Victoria', bestowed many other place names on the landscape, including the Greenough River and the Irwin River.
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