Mount Tyndall (Tasmania)

Mount Tyndall is a mountain that is part of the Tyndall Range, a spur off the West Coast Range, located in the Western region of Tasmania, Australia.

Mount Tyndall
Tyndall range from the west in the 1970s
Highest point
Elevation1,179 m (3,868 ft)
Coordinates41°55′48″S 145°35′24″E[1]
Mount Tyndall
Location in Tasmania
LocationWestern Tasmania, Australia
Parent rangeWest Coast Range
Age of rockJurassic
Mountain typeDolerite

The mountain was named in 1877 by James Reid Scott on the suggestion of Thomas Bather Moore in honour of Professor John Tyndall, a Fellow of the Geological Society who made important contributions in physics, atmospheric science and geology.[2][3]

The area is at the northern end of a block of mountains that are north of Mount Sedgwick.

Located at the base of the mountain are a number of glacial lakes, most notably Lake Westwood and Lake Dora. The mountain lies southeast of the Henty Gold Mine, and Hydro Tasmania dam on the Henty River; and south of Lake Mackintosh, Lake Murchison and Tullah.


  1. "Mount Tyndall (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. Baillie, Peter (2010). "The West Coast Range, Tasmania: Mountains and Geological Giants" (PDF). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (reprint ed.). Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania. 144: 1–13. ISSN 0080-4703. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. Haast, Julius (1864). "Notes on the Mountains and Glaciers of the Canterbury Province, New Zealand". Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. 34: 87–96. doi:10.2307/1798467. JSTOR 1798467.

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