The first white settlers had a habit of getting it very wrong with place names. No alligators at this spot on the map - only crocodiles! The name of the river never changed; the local tribes (each with their own language) had no words in common for place names.
You are with me on my tour of Kakadu National Park. Here, you see a shot from my river cruise. I am looking towards the Stone Country - the rocky escarpment that runs through Kakadu. The river is also the boundary between the Park and the vast region of Arnhem Land.
The river is tidal and explains the white sand you can see on the bank. Cyclonic weather during a recent wet season would have washed the sand up river from the coast.
Over the next two days - to conclude my Kakadu series, I will have shots of two of our guides.