© B.Waldock 2004

Aboriginal

“Tibrogargan was the father of all the tribes and Beerwah was his wife, and they had 12 children. One day Tibrogargan couldn’t hear the birds singing, everything was going quiet around him. The waters were rising and he asked his eldest son Coonowrin to help the heavily pregnant Beerwah while he gathered the children. Instead Coonowrin ran off alone and Mum and Dad and the rest of the children were stranded as the waters rose, and it turned them all into mountains.” “As Coonowrin was running away, Dad threw a wadi at him and broke his neck. Coonowrin is the word for crookneck and that’s how his mountain got its name. And Beerwah is still pregnant, as it takes many years to give birth to a mountain.”

Captain Cook

Captain  Cook  Discovered  The  Glass  House  Mountains.  Glasshouse  Mountains  are  a  series  of  spectacular  volcanic  plugs  rising dramatically  from  the  coastal  plain. The  first  European to see  the  remarkable  Glass  House  Mountains  was  Captain James Cook.

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Glass  
  
  
House  
  
  
Mountains  
  
  
National  
  
  
Park  
  
  
is  
  
  
a  
  
  
heritage-listed  
  
  
national  
  
  
park  
  
  
70  
  
  
km  
  
  
north  
  
  
of  
  
  
Brisbane.  
  
  
It  
  
  
consists  
  
  
of  
  
 
a  
  
  
flat  
  
  
plain  
  
  
punctuated  
  
  
by  
  
  
rhyolite  
  
  
and  
trachyte  
  
  
Magma  
  
  
Intrusions,  
  
  
(not  
  
  
as  
  
  
previously  
  
  
described  
  
  
by  
  
  
some,  
  
  
as  
  
 
the  
  
  
cores  
  
  
of  
  
  
extinct  
  
  
volcanoes)  
  
  
that  
  
  
formed  
  
  
27  
  
  
million  
  
  
to  
  
  
26  
  
  
million  
  
  
years  
  
  
ago.  
  
  
The  
Magma  
  
  
Intrusions  
  
  
would  
  
 
have  
  
  
been  
  
  
below  
  
  
the  
  
  
surface  
  
  
the  
  
  
mountains  
  
  
would  
  
  
once  
  
  
have  
  
  
had  
  
  
pyroclastic  
  
  
exteriors,  
  
  
but  
  
  
these  
  
  
have  
  
 
eroded  
  
  
away  
  
  
over  
  
  
the  
  
  
last  
28  
  
  
million  
  
  
years.  
  
  
A  
  
  
series  
  
  
of  
  
  
short  
  
  
videos  
  
  
has  
  
  
been  
  
  
produced  
  
  
describes  
  
  
the  
  
 
geology   
   
   
and   
   
   
many   
   
   
other   
   
   
interesting   
   
   
aspects   
   
   
of   
   
   
the   
   
   
Glass   
   
   
House   
   
   
Mountains   
National   
Park
   The  
  
  
park  
  
  
was  
  
  
established  
  
  
in  
  
  
1994.  
  
  
On  
  
  
23  
  
  
June  
  
 
2010  
  
  
the  
  
  
Queensland  
  
  
Government  
  
  
announced  
  
  
the  
  
  
expansion  
  
  
of  
  
  
the  
  
  
park  
  
  
to  
  
  
include  
  
  
an  
  
  
additional  
  
  
2,117
hectares.
© B. Waldock

Aboriginal

“Tibrogargan was the father of all the tribes and Beerwah was his wife, and they had 12 children. One day Tibrogargan couldn’t hear the birds singing, everything was going quiet around him. The waters were rising and he asked his eldest son Coonowrin to help the heavily pregnant Beerwah while he gathered the children. Instead Coonowrin ran off alone and Mum and Dad and the rest of the children were stranded as the waters rose, and it turned them all into mountains.” “As Coonowrin was running away, Dad threw a wadi at him and broke his neck. Coonowrin is the word for crookneck and that’s how his mountain got its name. And Beerwah is still pregnant, as it takes many years to give birth to a mountain.”

Captain Cook

Captain  Cook  Discovered  The  Glass  House  Mountains.  Glasshouse  Mountains  are  a  series  of  spectacular  volcanic  plugs  rising dramatically  from  the  coastal  plain. The  first  European to see  the  remarkable  Glass  House  Mountains  was  Captain James Cook.
The   Glass   House   Mountains   are   a   group   of   dome   shaped   hills   and conical    peaks    rising    sharply    above    the    surrounding    sub-coastal lowlands.They   are   the   remnants   of   rhyolite   and   trachyte   volcanic plugs   and   are   located   in   southeast   Queensland   81kilometres   north of   Brisbane   and   west   of   the   townships   of   Glass   House   Mountains and Beerburrum.[ Glass    House    Mountains    National    Park    and    Beerburrum    Forest Reserve   covers   eleven   of   the   16   Glass   House   Mountains   and   a small   parcel   of   land   known   as   Blue   Gum   Creek.   The   park   is   in   eight sections   ranging   in   size   from   11   hectares   to   291   hectares   and   in total cover an area of approximately 883 hectares. Wikipedia.
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