DARLING , a
See also:river of
See also:Australia . It rises in
See also:Queensland and flows into New South
See also:Wales, forming for a considerable distance the boundary of the two colonies ; in its upper reaches it is known as the Barwon, but from
See also:Bourke to its junction on the Victorian border with the river
See also:Murray, it is called the Darling . Its length is 116o m., and with its affluents it drains an
See also:area of about 200,000 sq. m . During the dry
See also:season its course is marked by a series of shallow pools, but during the winter, when it is subject to sudden floods, it is navigable as far as Bourke for steamers of
See also:light draft . Excepting a narrow
See also:strip on the
See also:banks of the river, the
See also:country through which it passes is, for the most
See also:part, an arid plain .
GEORGE DARLEY (1795-1846)
GRACE HORSLEY DARLING (1815-1842)
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