|• location||South of Mount Murchison|
|• elevation||317 metres (1,040 ft)|
|Minnawarra Crossing Murchison River|
|290 metres (951 ft)|
|Length||24 kilometres (15 mi)|
The first recorded sighting of the river was by surveyor Robert Austin during an expedition in 1857. In 1858 the river was named by explorer Francis Gregory after the prominent geologist, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison.
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