Cumberland River (Victoria)

Cumberland River
Basin countries Victoria, Australia

The Cumberland River is a river in southwestern Victoria, Australia. It arises in the Otway Ranges and it enters Bass Strait to the east of Cape Otway and to the south of the town of Lorne.

The river was probably named by Surveyor George Smythe in 1846, either for the Duke of Cumberland or for the schooner Cumberland in which Charles Grimes explored Port Phillip and King Island in 1802 - 03 [1] [2] .


  1. ^ Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, pp. 294, ISBN 0727002503 , cited in Bird (2006)
  2. ^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria". The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 

Coordinates: 38°34′11″S 143°54′36″E / 38.56972°S 143.91°E / -38.56972; 143.91

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