The Formation of the Blue Mountains
Geographical perspective on the blue mountains.
Aboriginal Perspective on the blue mountains
There is an Aboriginal legend that exists about the Three Sisters located in the Blue Mountains. The three huge rock formations were once three beautiful sisters named "Meehni", "Wimlah" and "Guennedoo" who originated from the Katoomba tribe. One day, they all fell in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe however their tribal laws forbade their marriage. The three brothers from the Nepean tribe disobeyed the law and made an attempt at the capture of the three sisters by force. As a result, this caused a prodigious tribal battle along with the lives of the three sisters being threatened. A witchdoctor had then decided to turn the sisters into rocks for their protection and thought to reverse the spell after the battle, however the witchdoctor unfortunately died. Presently, the three sisters remain as the enormous and beautiful rock formations standing at 922m, 918m and 906m respectively.