Mount Duval (New South Wales)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Duval
Au mt duval dec05.jpg
Mount Duval from the southwest
Elevation 1,393 m (4,570 ft)
Location New England, NSW, Australia
Range New England Range
Coordinates 30°24′23.46″S 151°38′13.58″E / 30.4065167°S 151.6371056°E / -30.4065167; 151.6371056Coordinates: 30°24′23.46″S 151°38′13.58″E / 30.4065167°S 151.6371056°E / -30.4065167; 151.6371056

Mount Duval (elevation 1393 m) is a large forested mountain 15 km north of Armidale, New South Wales. The mountain is one of the largest in the area, and is a dominating feature of the Armidale skyline. The mountain was named after John Duval, a convict and servant of a local pastoralist who worked in the area around the mountain in the 1830s. Most of the mountain is contained within the Duval Nature Reserve.

Mount Duval features on the logo of the local government area of Armidale Dumaresq Council. Duval College at the University of New England is also named after the mountain.

To the north-west of Mount Duval sits Little Mount Duval, which at 1404 m is actually slightly higher. When viewed from Armidale, Little Mount Duval appears much smaller and was so named accordingly. On the summit of Little Mount Duval sit the transmission relay towers for a number of radio and television stations that broadcast into Armidale.