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Fitzroy,

rivers in Australia. 1 River, 174 mi (280 km) long, formed by the junction of the Dawson and the Mackenzie rivers, E Queensland, Australia, and flowing past Rockhampton to Keppel Bay of the Coral Sea. 2 River, c.325 mi (525 km) long, rising in the eastern Kimberley Plateau, N Western Australia state, Australia, and flowing generally west to King Sound of the Indian Ocean.

Fitzroy

 

a river in eastern Australia. The Fitzroy is formed by the confluence of the Mackenzie and Dawson rivers. It originates in the Great Dividing Range and empties into the Coral Sea of the Pacific Ocean, creating an estuary. It is more than 450 km long; measured from the source of the Dawson, it measures 960 km in length. The Fitzroy drains an area of 143,000 sq km and has a mean flow rate of 182 cu m per sec. High water occurs from January to March, during the monsoon season; low water occurs from August to December, when the river sometimes dries up. The Fitzroy is navigable as far as the city of Rockhampton.


Fitzroy

 

a river in northwestern Australia. The Fitzroy rises on the southern slopes of the Kimberley massif and empties into the Indian Ocean’s King Sound, forming an estuary. It is 520 km long and drains an area of 86,500 sq km. The mean flow rate is 195 cu m per sec. High water occurs from January to March. The river is subject to tidal bores, which measure as high as 1 m. It is navigable for a distance of 130 km from the mouth.

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When, however, another morning had come, and I found that beyond the arrest of young Fitzroy Simpson nothing had been done, I felt that it was time for me to take action.
The police imagine, I take it, that this Fitzroy Simpson, having drugged the lad, and having in some way obtained a duplicate key, opened the stable door and took out the horse, with the intention, apparently, of kidnapping him altogether.
The net is drawn pretty close round Fitzroy Simpson," he remarked, "and I believe myself that he is our man.
In this bag I have one of the boots which Straker wore, one of Fitzroy Simpson's shoes, and a cast horseshoe of Silver Blaze.
I went to Devonshire with the conviction that Fitzroy Simpson was the true culprit, although, of course, I saw that the evidence against him was by no means complete.
By no possible supposition could this stranger, Fitzroy Simpson, have caused curry to be served in the trainer's family that night, and it is surely too monstrous a coincidence to suppose that he happened to come along with powdered opium upon the very night when a dish happened to be served which would disguise the flavor.
He was in the habit of leaving her every evening at eight, and when the clock struck he got up; but instead of going back to Harrington Street he stationed himself at the corner of Fitzroy Square so that he could see anyone who came along William Street.
And let not those whose eyes have been accustomed to the aristocratic gravity of Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square, the dowager barrenness and frigidity of Fitzroy Square, or the gravel walks and garden seats of the Squares of Russell and Euston, suppose that the affections of Tim Linkinwater, or the inferior lovers of this particular locality, had been awakened and kept alive by any refreshing associations with leaves, however dingy, or grass, however bare and thin.
The McGowan Labor Government today reaffirmed its commitment to the Kimberley region by commencing community consultation to deliver a visionary plan for the Fitzroy River.
Madison Realty Capital (MRC) originated a $91 million first mortgage loan collateralized by The Fitzroy building, a nearly-complete, 10-story ultra-luxury condominium located at 514 West 24th Street in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
In the biggest new-site development of its kind in the town for a decade, Gredley plans to build a 130-box yard at Fitzroy Paddocks, a disused six-acre area adjacent to Michael Bell's stable at Fitzroy House.