Eastern Highlands


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Eastern Highlands,

c.2,400 mi (3,860 km) long, general name for the mountains and plateaus roughly paralleling the east and southeast coasts of Australia (including Tasmania) and forming the Continental Divide (see 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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); rises to Mt. Kosciuszko (7,310 ft/2,228 m), Australia's highest peak, in the southeast. Rugged, with many gorges and few gaps, the Eastern Highlands long hindered westward expansion of British settlement. The slopes are covered with eucalyptus forests. Rich in minerals, the highlands contain most of Australia's coalfields; gold, copper, tin, oil, and natural gas are also extracted. The southern part of the region is a popular winter resort area. Major segments of the system are the Australian AlpsAustralian Alps,
chain of mountain ranges, SE Australia, in the state of Victoria and New South Wales, making up the southern part of the Eastern Highlands and forming the watershed between the Murray River system and streams flowing into the Tasman Sea.
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, the New England Range, and the Blue Mts.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 Range.
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Dressed in colorful traditional long hand embroidered "Mary blouses" the group of about 40 women last year formed a regional chapter under the Agricultural Association for the Eastern Highlands.
While on loan to the University of Washington in 1961 and 1962, he joined a team of anthropologists to do research in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
As mentioned, it was closer related to other eastern highlands cultures than to those in the western highlands.
In the new study, scientists analysed the DNA of more than 3,000 people from affected and unaffected parts of the Eastern Highlands, including 709 who had taken part in cannibalistic rituals and 152 who had died of kuru.
Leopard Rock, a chateau-style 58-room hotel complete with turrets opened in 1946 in the country's undulating Eastern Highlands hills, was badly damaged by rocket fire in the 1970s, closed in 1980 due to fuel shortages, then finally reopened in 1993.
A medical doctor and historian of science, Anderson tells how the fatal brain disease kuru was sweeping through the eastern highlands of New Guinea during the 1940s and 1950s threatening the extinction of the Fore people.
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Only three weeks later, a 40-year-old man was hacked to pieces by a group of young men armed with bush knives in the Eastern Highlands province.
Diack (1867-1939), who was a librarian at Aberdeen University, spent much time during the early part of the twentieth century visiting the eastern Highlands collecting Gaelic lore.

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