Grampians


Grampians
/ˈgræmpiənz/ (say 'grampeeuhnz)

plural noun
a series of three sandstone ranges in western Victoria forming the western end of the Great Dividing Range. 145 km long. Highest peak, Mount William, 1168 m.
Aboriginal name, Gariwerd.
The Grampians lie in territory traditionally inhabited by the Jardwadjali people and contain a number of important rock-art sites. The explorer Thomas Mitchell and his party climbed the mountains in 1836 and named them after the Grampian Mountains in Scotland. Squatters took up runs to the east and south from 1840. In 1841 Charles Hall drove 1300 cattle from the Monaro district of NSW and established three runs here; Halls Gap is named after him. The historical marker at Troopers' Creek marks the site of a police camp set up in the 1850s to intercept Chinese miners landing at Robe, SA, and coming overland to avoid paying the Victorian poll tax. Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller explored the region in 1853, collecting specimens of its rich flora. Many reservoirs for the Wimmera-Mallee water-supply system were built in the mountains, beginning with Lake Wartook, which opened in 1887. Halls Gap has been a growing tourist centre since the 1920s. The Grampians National Park was declared in 1984.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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