Mount Coree
Mount Coree is located in Australian Capital Territory
Mount Coree
Mount Coree
Location in the ACT
Highest point
Elevation1,421 m (4,662 ft)[2]
Coordinates35°18′23″S 148°48′39″E / 35.30639°S 148.81083°E / -35.30639; 148.81083
LocationAustralian Capital Territory /
New South Wales, Australia
Parent rangeBrindabella Range

Mount Coree (formerly known as Pabral) is a mountain with an elevation of 1,421 metres (4,662 ft) AHD  that is located within the Brindabella Range on the border between the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, Australia. The summit of the mountain is located in the Australian Capital Territory.

Location and features

The mountain is situated in the Brindabella National Park on the NSW side and in the Namadgi National Park on the ACT side. The mountain marks the point where the ACT border changes from a straight north-easterly line to being judged by the watershed of the Cotter River, and the Coree Trigonometrical Station on top of it is officially mentioned as such in the Seat of Government Acceptance Act, 1909 (Cth) which established the borders of the ACT.

Before European settlement, the mountain was used by Indigenous Australian tribes to hunt for bogong moths.[3] Coree is an aboriginal name for moth.[4] Mount Coree was originally shown as "Pabral" on an 1834 map of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, an Australian colonial explorer.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Coree, Mount". Environment and Sustainable Development. ACT Government. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Mount Coree, Australia". Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Australian Alps National Parks, Brindabella". Department of Environment and Heritage. Government of Australia. Archived from the original on 14 June 2005.
  4. ^ "ACT Planning & Land Authority". Archived from the original on 15 March 2011.