Blue Mountains

By Rachel Vo

Geographical Perspective.

From the archaeological studies indicates that the Blue Mountains were formed approximately one million year ago. The Blue Mountains was created by a very slow erosion of the surrounding sandstone. Pressure from the east raised the area upwards in a monoclinal fold, reaching an elevation of around three thousand feet to the top of the Blue Mountains where Mount Victoria is today.

Aboriginal Perspective.

It all started with three sisters, Meehni, Wimlah and Guneedo. Three sisters lived as members of the Katoomba Tribe. The three sisters had fallen in love with the three brothers from the Nepean Tribe, yet the law forbade them to marry. The brothers were not happy to accept this law so they decided to use force to capture the sisters causing a major tribal battle. Their lives of the sisters were in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. When he intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor had been killed. The sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.