Gibraltar Hill
Gibraltar Hill is located in New South Wales
Gibraltar Hill
Gibraltar Hill
Location in NSW
Highest point
Elevation887 m (2,910 ft)
Coordinates35°15′54″S 149°29′04″E / 35.26500°S 149.48444°E / -35.26500; 149.48444Coordinates: 35°15′54″S 149°29′04″E / 35.26500°S 149.48444°E / -35.26500; 149.48444
Geography
LocationCapital region, New South Wales, Australia

Gibraltar Hill is a hill in the Capital region near Bungendore in New South Wales, Australia.

Location and characteristics

Gibraltar Hill is situated 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) east of Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia.[1][2][3] The Capital Wind Farm at Bungendore is visible from the hill, and, according to Australian naval officer Stacey Porter, the view makes "a really nice outlook."[4][unbalanced opinion?]

History

In 1840, Jackey Jackey created a hide-out on the hill overlooking Bungendore.[5]

The hill has an authority ID of NSW20217.[3]

Geology

The hill is oval in shape and is made of igneous rock.[6] Granite mined from the hill was used in the construction of buildings in the town of Bungendore.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gibraltar Hill". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Map of Gibraltar Hill, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Map of Gibraltar Hill, New South Wales, Mountain - Australian Place Names, coordinates". Geodata.us. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  4. ^ Doherty, Megan (23 December 2008). "Wind Turbines sprout, bring a change of heart". Canberra Times. p. A5. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  5. ^ Jauncey, Jim (April 1991). "Bushrangers in Stoney Creek - Jacky-Jacky". Stoney Creek Gazette. Carwoola Community Association Inc. 2 (4). Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  6. ^ Agnes Moffat Learmonth; Andrew Thomas Amos Learmonth (22 May 1972). Regional landscapes of Australia: form, function and change. Heinemann Educational. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-435-34510-5. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  7. ^ Royal Commission on Sites for the Seat of Government - Report of the commissioners with appendices and plans. Australian Royal Commission. 1903. p. 42.