© B.Waldock 2004

Captain Cooke

The mountains as far as western culture is concerned were

discovered and named by Captain Cooke in 1770.

The   name   he   chose   is   a   little   unimaginative   as   his   inspiration   for   the   naming was   because   he   that   thought   they   reminded   him   of      ‘The   Glass   Making Factories’   from   his   home   town   in   Yorkshire   England.   Love   it   or   hate   it   the name   has   stuck,   however   each   mountain   retains   its   Aboriginal   name   out   of respect. The region is known locally as Glass House Country and encompasses the following townships. Beerburrum Glass House Mtns. Township Beerwah Peachester Landsborough Moololah Valley
You can find out more information about each township by clicking on the links above supplied by our sister site Glass House Country.
© B. Waldock

Captain Cooke

The mountains as far as western

culture is concerned were

discovered and named by Captain

Cooke in 1770.

The   name   he   chose   is   a   little   unimaginative   as   his   inspiration   for   the naming   was   because   he   that   thought   they   reminded   him   of      ‘The Glass   Making   Factories’   from   his   home   town   in   Yorkshire   England. Love   it   or   hate   it   the   name   has   stuck,   however   each   mountain   retains its Aboriginal name out of respect. The region is known locally as Glass House Country and encompasses the following townships. Beerburrum Glass House Mtns. Township Beerwah Peachester Landsborough Moololah Valley