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Longest river in Northern Territory, Australia. The Victoria River flows northwest for about 350 mi (560 km) to enter the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf of the Timor Sea. Its last 100 mi (160 km) are tidal. Captain J.C. Wickham of HMS Beagle reached the river in 1839 and named it in honour of Queen Victoria.
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