Wednesday 4 February 2015


The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, (Aboriginal: Berrern, Birr-arrung, Bay-ray-rung, Birarang, Birrarung, and Wongete) is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river is where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape of its lower reaches. From its source in the Yarra Ranges, it flows 242 kilometres west through the Yarra Valley which opens out into plains as it winds its way through Greater Melbourne before emptying into Hobsons Bay in northernmost Port Phillip.

The river was a major food source and meeting place for indigenous Australians from prehistoric times. Shortly after the arrival of European settlers land clearing forced the remaining Wurundjeri to neighbouring territories and away from the river. Originally called Birrarung by the Wurundjeri, the current name was mistranslated from another Wurundjeri term in the Boonwurrung language; Yarro-yarro, meaning "ever-flowing".

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. These photos are stunning! Loved reading about the history too..thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Oh fine there .... We have cold and snowy wheather here. By the way, Last friday I could not link my Post with the Linkparty for Floral Friday. I don't know why.
    Cheers Heidrun

  3. Дуже схоже на українську природу! Але у нас зима))))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

  4. Great shots - makes me yearn for summer!
    Have a great week, and I hope you'll share again at

  5. Wonderful river and riverside.

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  7. What a great river and a interesting landscape. !
    This ismy post
    ☻ly greetings from germany


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