Townsend, Mount

Townsend, Mount

Townsend, Mount, 7,247 ft (2,209 m) high, SE New South Wales, in the Australian Alps. The second tallest peak in Australia, it was explored by Polish-British geologist Sir Paul Strzelecki, who believed it to be Australia's highest point, and he named it Mt. Kosciusko, in honor of the Polish patriot. When the present Mt. Kosciuszko, formerly called Mt. Townsend, was discovered to be higher, the names were swapped (1892).
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