The Legend of the Three Sisters

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Echo Point, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia.

The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’ lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe.
These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.
The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.
As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.

Canon PowerShot A650IS

Shutter Speed: 1/1000sec
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Marilyn! Fav!

  • Thank you so much Istvan! Appreciate you dropping by! :o)

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago


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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Wow . . . takes my breath away!!!! What a gorgeous view!!! :-)

  • Thank you Lorilee for your very kind comment! :o)

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  • imagic
    imagicover 3 years ago

    Wonderful view – and so well captured – my compliments…its great.

  • Thank you Jens for your very kind comment! :o)

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  • reflector
    reflectorover 3 years ago

    A classic Aussie icon, very nicely captured! :))

    Have you heard of the Canon Junior Group? It’s for shots taken with all Canon’s from Pocket Camera’s and all other models except the Pro Models like the 5D Mark II etc.
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  • Thanks James – appreciate. Have joined! Tah! :o)

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  • reflector
    reflectorover 3 years ago

    Good on you! :) I’ve been a Member for quite a few months and just became a Moderator about a week ago after being invited.

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful history these ‘sisters’ have!!! Fanatstic capture Marilyn!! *-)

  • Thanks so much Deb! Legends are interesting. :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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    dougie1page2over 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Dougie. :o)

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  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Marilyn :)

  • Thank you so much Mieke for the honour! :o)

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