The Blue Mountains

By: Patrick

Aboriginal Perspective

The aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters: Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, lived in the Jamison valley. These ladies had fallen in love with 3 brothers from the Nepean tribe. It was forbade for them to marry. A witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself and turn the 3 sisters into stone to protect them from harm. After the battle he intended to reverse the spell but he died.
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Geographical Perspective

The Blue Mountains was believed to be formed around one million years ago. Pressure from the east raised the area upwards in a monoclinal fold, reaching an elevation of around three thousand feet to the top. Rivers or any other type of running water helped create the form it is now.
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