Blue Mountains


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Blue Mountains,

region of New South Wales, SE Australia. Located W of Sydney, this elevation is actually a plateau forming part of the Great Dividing RangeGreat Dividing Range,
crest line of the Eastern Highlands of Australia. For the most part it separates rivers draining into the Pacific Ocean from those flowing into the Indian Ocean and the Arafura Sea.
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Blue Mountains,

uplifted, eroded part of the Columbia Plateau, c.6,500 ft (1,980 m) high, NE Oreg. and SE Wash. Lava flows cover much of the surface. The upper, wooded slopes are used for lumbering. Recreation and livestock grazing are the mountains' principal economic uses. Rock Creek Butte, 9,105 ft (2,775 m) high, is the highest point in the Blue Mts. The Blue Mountains were a major physical obstacle for those who once traveled the Oregon TrailOregon Trail,
overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country (all of which was then called Oregon). The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route.
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Blue Mountains

 

mountains in Australia; part of the Great Dividing Range (New South Wales), west of Sydney. They are flat-topped and strongly dissected, with steep slopes, and have elevations to 1,360 m. The deep valley of the Cox’s River divides the Blue Mountains into a western part, composed of folded limestone with karst relief formations, and the eastern part, which is composed of sandstones. The wet eastern slopes are covered with eucalyptus forests, and the valleys are overgrown with treelike ferns. On the dry western slopes there are sparse eucalyptus forests and savanna.

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I shall then ask each of them to tell where it came from, and if there is any way of finding out the Blue Mountains that is it.
The old man questioned each of them as to where they had come from, but there was not one of them that had come from the Blue Mountains.
They are making ready this very day,' said the Eagle, 'for the marriage of the daughter of the King of the Blue Mountains.
The Irishman knew that it was for himself she had been waiting so long, but he was unable to make any better of it, for he had no hope of reaching the Blue Mountains all his life.
As they came near the borders of the kingdom of the Blue Mountains, however, the beef was done, and, when the Eagle looked over her shoulder, what was the Irishman at but throwing the stone between her tail and her neck
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff have today started work on the ground in Katoomba and Windsor, following the early commencement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Nepean region.
William described the breathtaking Three Sisters viewing point across the Blue Mountains as "a great place for a picnic" while Kate discussed bush walking and said they would come back.
In the stunning location of New South Wales' Blue Mountains, William and Kate saw the rock formation known as the Three Sisters, and the majestic range beyond, that attracts three million visitors a year.
The fact that the genuine article, grown at 3,000-5,500 ft, (about 915-1,675m) in the Blue Mountains, is a terrific coffee, is beside the point.
Actress Gracy Singh will play a classical singer in Blue Mountains, touted to be her comeback film.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), a US-based hotel company, has announced that it is entering into an agreement with Australia-based Lilianfels Hotel Blue Mountains Pty Ltd and Echoes Hotel Blue Mountains Pty Ltd for the re-branding of Lilianfels and Echoes resorts in the Blue Mountains, Australia.
Due to the rough terrain and lack of resources, the Blue Mountains in Australia were seen as an impassible barrier for future exploration from the time of Captain Cook's landing in 1770 through to 1813.

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