Mount Yengo

Mount Yengo is a mountain that is located in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 668-metre (2,192 ft) mountain is part of the Calore Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, and is situated within the Yengo National Park, approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the Macdonald River and 17 kilometres (11 mi) east by south of Putty.[1][2]

Mount Yengo
Mount Yengo
Highest point
Elevation668 m (2,192 ft)
Coordinates32°58′54″S 150°51′04″E[1]
Geography
Mount Yengo
Location in New South Wales
LocationLower Hunter region, New South Wales, Australia
Parent rangeCalore Range, Great Dividing Range

Significance to indigenous Australians

Mount Yengo is a natural feature of spiritual and ceremonial importance to the Wonnarua, Awabakal, Worimi and Darkinjung Indigenous Australians. According to indigenous mythology, Mount Yengo is the place from which Baiame, a creational ancestral hero, jumped back up to the spirit world after he had created all of the mountains, lakes, rivers and caves in the area. Baiame flattened the top of Mount Yengo when he jumped skyward and the flat top is still visible today.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. "Mount Yengo". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. "Yengo National Park". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. "Atlas of Aboriginal Places: Mount Yengo". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. "Mount Yengo". Wollombi Valley Arts Council. Communities Arts NSW. Government of New South Wales. 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.


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