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about an hour after sunrise on a cold and misty queensland sunday. taken from mary cairncross reserve.
the landscape really does have an other-worldly look and feel about it and it holds very symbolic meaning for the aboriginal people.
nikon d5000 / af-s dx nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6g vr (3.0x) | f/7.1 | 1/200 sec | iso200
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the glass house mountains were named by lieutenant captain james cook in 1770. in the genesis of queensland (1888), the following extract from cook’s journal on thursday, 17 may 1770 noted:
these hills lie but a little way inland, and not far from each other. they are remarkable for the singular form of their elevation, which very much resembles a glasshouse (furnace) for this reason i called them the glass houses…’
the above text and for further reading please go to department of environment and resource management
the glass house mountains national park is in queensland, australia, 70km / 43 miles northeast of brisbane, the state capital. it consists of a flat plain punctuated by rhyolite and trachyte volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed over 26 million years ago. the mountains would once have had pyroclastic exteriors, but these have eroded away.
the park was established in 1994. on the 23 june 2010 the queensland government announced the expansion of the park to include an additional 2,117 hectares (5,231 acres).
the above text and for further reading please go to wikipedia