World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Andersons Creek

Article Id: WHEBN0020828852
Reproduction Date:

Title: Andersons Creek  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Geography of the Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Andersons Creek

Andersons Creek
Basin countries Australia
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Basin area Unknown

Andersons Creek is a creek in Warrandyte and Park Orchards, east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a tributary of the Yarra River. For tens of thousands of years it was used as a food and tool source sustainably by the Wurundjeri people, Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation, who spoke variations of the Woiwurrung language group.

The creek begins in the hills north of Ringwood on the boundary of urban metropolitan Melbourne where it flows for roughly 2–3 km through Park Orchards and around 4 km through Warrandyte before emptying into the Yarra River. The creek is relatively uninhibited by weirs, dams or reservoirs and it floods often after heavy rain. It provides habitat for significant species, which includes amongst others; Platypus, Rakali, Koalas, Powerful Owls, Rufous Night Herons, White winged Choughs and Yellow tailed Black Cockatoos.

Gold was first discovered in Victoria in Andersons Creek near the present day Warrandyte State Park and the township of Warrandyte was initially named after the creek. Gold can still be found in the creek; panning is permitted in a small section of the creek near the state park.

Geography

Tributaries and surrounding geographic features include, upstream to downstream:

  • Unnamed Creek
  • Fourth Hill
  • Unnamed Creek
  • Beauty Gully
  • Harris Gully
  • Melbourne Hill
  • Yarra River

See also

External links

  • Photos of Andersons Creek

Coordinates: 37°46′1″S 145°13′42″E / 37.76694°S 145.22833°E / -37.76694; 145.22833

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.