Locating the Mouth of a River in Australian Law
The identification of the mouth of a river at law is a more difficult prospect than may first appear. Geography and the action of tides can make the location of a river mouth a difficult prospect. The law has had to face the question of identifying the mouth of a river over the centuries and a volume of statute and common law has built up, presenting a range of solutions. This article considers the historic approaches taken in statute and common law, with a view to distilling the key elements necessary to locate the mouth of a river.