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Pinjarra Bridge over the Meelon Bilya, about 1900–1910

Meelon Bilya or Bilya Maadjit is a river near Mandjoogoordap (Mandurah).[1] In English it is called the Murray River.

The first of the two major tributaries, the Hotham River, starts its journey near Narrogin. The other major tributary is the Williams River, which starts between Williams and Narrogin. These two tributaries are the main rivers which drain the eastern wheat-belt. The Murray River then flows through forested high-rainfall parts of the Darling Range to emerge near Pinjarra.

Another tributary, the Dandalup River, joins the Murray a short distance downstream of Pinjarra. This section is known as the lower Murray and is navigable in small boats. The river then flows across the sand plain between the Darling Scarp and the coast to empty into the Peel Estuary near Mandjoogoordap (Mandurah).

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. George. Module 2: Noongar maar-keyen bonar: Makuru. "Noongar Language and Culture". edX Curtin University. Course CAS1x. Retrieved 12 July 2020