The Neales River is a watercourse located in the Far North region of the Australian state of South Australia.

Neales Overflow
Lake eyre basin map.png
A map of the Lake Eyre basin showing Neales River
Neales River is located in South Australia
Neales River
Location of the river mouth in South Australia
EtymologyIn honour of John Bentham Neales
StateSouth Australia
RegionFar North
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Brougham[1][2]
 ⁃ locationWelbourne Hill[2]
 ⁃ elevation354 m (1,161 ft)[2]
MouthLake Eyre
 ⁃ coordinates
28°04′02″S 136°54′03″E / 28.0671°S 136.9007°E / -28.0671; 136.9007Coordinates: 28°04′02″S 136°54′03″E / 28.0671°S 136.9007°E / -28.0671; 136.9007
 ⁃ elevation
−1 m (−3.3 ft)
Length420 km (260 mi)[1]
Basin size35,000 square kilometres (14,000 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
River systemLake Eyre Basin
 ⁃ leftBarlow Creek

The river is a tributary of Lake Eyre. The original Ghan railway crossed the Neales River floodplain over Algebuckina Bridge.

Neales River was named by explorer John McDouall Stuart after businessman and politician John Bentham Neales.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Morton, S. R; Barker, R. D.; Doherty, M. D (1995), Natural heritage values of the Lake Eyre Basin in South Australia : world heritage assessment (PDF), CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology, p. 44, retrieved 3 June 2019
  2. ^ a b c "Search results for "Mount Brougham, MT" with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Map of Neales Overflow, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2016.