MURRAY , the largest
See also:river in
See also:Australia . It rises in the Australian
See also:Alps in 36° 4o' S. and 147° E., and flowing
See also:north-west skirts the
See also:borders of New South
See also:Wales and
See also:Victoria until it passes into South Australia, shortly after which it bends south-
See also:ward into Lake Alexandrina, a shallow lagoon, whence it makes its way to the
See also:sea at Encounter
See also:Bay by a narrow opening at 35° 35' S. and 138° 55' E . Near its source the Murray
See also:Gates, precipitous rocks, tower above it to the height of 3000 ft.; and the earlier
See also:part of its course is tortuous and uneven . Farther on it loses so much by evaporation in some parts as to become a series of pools . Its length till it debouches into Lake Alexandrina is 1120 m., its
See also:average breadth in summer is 240 ft., its average
See also:depth about 16 ft.; and it drains an
See also:area of about 270,000 sq. m . For small steamers it is navigable as far as
See also:Albury . Periodically it overflows, causing wide inundations . The
See also:principal tributaries of the Murray are those from New South Wales, including the
See also:Edward River, the
See also:united streams of the Murrumbidgee and Lachlan, and the Darling or Callewatta . In 1829 Captain
See also:Sturt traced the Murrumbidgee River till it debouched into the Murray, which he followed down to Lake Alexandrina, but he was compelled, after
See also:great hardships, to return without discovering its mouth . In 1831 Captain
See also:Barker, while attempting to discover this, was murdered by the natives .
MURRAIN (derived through O. Fr. morine, from Lat. m...
MURRAY (or MORAY), EARLS OF
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