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Mount Warning

Mount Warning at sunset.
Elevation 1,157 metres (3795.932 feet)
Location North-eastern New South Wales, Australia
Range Great Dividing Range
Prominence 1,176 metres
Coordinates 28°23′50″S, 153°16′15″E
Easiest route Walking track

Mount Warning is a mountain in New South Wales, Australia, near the border with Queensland and New South Wales, near Murwillumbah. It is known as Wollumbin (meaning "Cloud Catcher") in the language of the local Indigenous Australians of the Bunjalung people. The mountain's two peaks were known as Ninergoongun and Barrajanda to the Numbin Aborigines, after the hunting dogs of Gwyala the Hunter and Burrajum. Due to its height and proximity to the Australian mainland's easternmost point, Cape Byron, it is known as the place on the mainland that first sees the sun rise. While you stand in broad daylight, you can look down at the surrounding areas and see that it is still dark everywhere else, even at Cape Byron. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x711, 128 KB)Mt warning at sunset taken by me at my place I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Great Divide runs around the entire eastern and south-eastern edge of Australia The Great Dividing Range, also known as the Eastern Highlands, is Australias most substantial mountain range. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Lyskamm, 4 527 m, Pennine Alps A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Mt Warning seen from Point Danger, Coolangatta, Queensland. ... Indigenous Australians or Aborigines[1][2] are the first human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. ... Byron Bay Light House, NSW, Australia. ...

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Protected Area

The mountain is presently protected by the surrounding Mount Warning National Park, and access is regulated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Mount Warning is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, which are in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Mount Warning is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 642 km north of Sydney. ... The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Department of Environment and Conservation - the main government conservation agency in New South Wales, Australia. ... Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


History

The name 'Mount Warning' was given to the mountain in May 1770 by Lieutenant James Cook who sailed past it in the Endeavour's voyage along the eastern coastline. He named it and Point Danger for a dangerous shoal about 5 miles off Point Danger, from which the mountain bore "South-West by West". Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ... HMB Endeavour was a small 18th century British sailing ship, famous for being the vessel commanded by Lt. ... Point Danger is a high steep headland right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, at the southern end of the Gold Coast. ...


Origin

Mount Warning is the central remnant of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, formerly twice the height of the current mountain, which erupted over 22 million years ago. The erosion caldera formed since this eruption is easily visible around the summit and forms the rim of the Tweed Valley. Shield volcano A shield volcano is a large volcano with shallowly-sloping sides. ... Tweed Volcano was a prehistoric shield volcano in northeastern New South Wales, Australia, that erupted over a hot spot that existed over this part of the continent between 23 million and 20 million years ago. ... Satellite image of Santorini. ... The Tweed River is a short river on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. ...


Climbing the mountain

The mountain remains a place of cultural and traditional significance to the local Bundjalung people, in whose traditional lands it lies, and is the site of particular ceremonies and initiation rites. The Bundjalung have cultural and traditional restrictions which forbid the uninitiated from climbing the mountain, and generally request that others do not attempt to do so. The National Parks and Wildlife Service advertise this request and do not encourage climbers, but it is not expressly forbidden by park regulations. An ascent of the mountain takes approximately 2 to 3½ hours (one way) and requires a good level of fitness. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Department of Environment and Conservation - the main government conservation agency in New South Wales, Australia. ...


Indigenous Issues

Recently, the indigenous community has asked for the mountain not to be climbed as it is a sacred site for their Bunjalung tribe. However, this has seemingly deterred very few people.


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References

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Mount Warning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Mount Warning is a mountain in New South Wales, Australia, near the border with Queensland and New South Wales, near Murwillumbah.
The name 'Mount Warning' was given to the mountain in May 1770 by Lieutenant James Cook who sailed past it in the Endeavour's voyage along the eastern coastline.
Mount Warning is the central remnant of an ancient shield volcano, Tweed Volcano, formerly twice the height of the current mountain, which erupted over 22 million years ago.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mount Warning (1468 words)
Mount Warning is a mountain in New South Wales, Australia, near the border with Queensland.
The name 'Mount Warning' was given to the mountain in 1770 by Captain James Cook, as its distinct profile served as a warning to the dangerous Julian Rocks two kilometers offshore.
Mount Warning is the central remnant of an ancient volcano, Tweed Volcano, formerly twice the height of the current mountain, which erupted over 22 million years ago.
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