Three Sisters by Varinia   - Globalphotos

The Three Sisters – Katoomba, NSW Australia

Legend of The Three Sisters

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.



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  • Gino Iori
    Gino Ioriabout 7 years ago

    Great light and capture

  • Thanks Gino :)

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonabout 7 years ago

    Very beautiful light you captured here. Love the composition and color, outstanding !

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment :)

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 7 years ago

    Great story Varinia to go with the fabulous photo.

  • Thanks Al :))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • DavidIori
    DavidIoriabout 7 years ago

    Great Shot V

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 7 years ago

    Superb capture and great story Varinia now I know the legend, well done.

  • Thank you very much Steven, it’s a great story !

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodabout 7 years ago

    Excellent shot Varinia

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsabout 7 years ago

    The beautiful light really makes this shot special.

  • hank44
    hank44about 7 years ago

    glorious, what an amazing place, perfect light :-)

  • Thank you :))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowabout 7 years ago

    Perfect positioning and light

  • Thank you :))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleabout 7 years ago

    What a view.. looks a scary place to walk about.. great work..

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