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Onkaparinga River
Title : Onkaparinga River Onkaparinga River
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Date of creation : 1926
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 220 x 144 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Onkaparinga River, looking South West at Noarlunga.

The Onkaparinga River is the longest river wholly located in South Australia and Onkaparinga estuary is the state's third largest estuary in extent after the Murray/Coorong and the Port River/Barker Inlet (Coast Protection Board 1985). The river flows from the southern Mount Lofty Ranges through steep gullies and gorges and then out onto the coastal plains at Noarlunga before reaching the sea.

Period : 1919-1927
Further reading :
Internet links :
Onkaparinga River (Estuary) Recreation Park - Flora Species List : Department for Environment and Heritage biological survery (pdf)
Onkaparinga Estuary information package : Department for Environment and Heritage book (pdf)
Onkaparinga Waterwatch Network : Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board website
Onkaparinga - rainfall and river conditions : Bureau of Meterology website



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