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The Derwent River is 215 km long – the authoritative answer!

I am so excited.

Blog followers know I have been frustrated in my attempt to discover the official length of the Derwent River. Now I have found the answer in Australia’s most reliable source of information.  Today I found that the Australian Bureau of Statistics gives the length as 215 km.  I feel vindicated.  Previously, using an Opisometer on 1:25,000 Tasmanian maps, I had calculated the length of the River at 214 km – all the time knowing that some inaccuracy was possible with this device. You can read my earlier post here.  Now all I have to do is to persuade Google to change their information!  What chance do I have?