Mount Duval (New South Wales)
Mount Duval from the southwest
|Elevation||1,393 m (4,570 ft)|
|Location||New England, NSW, Australia|
|Range||New England Range|
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.
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.
An unusual cloud formation over Mount Duval and Little Duval (on left), due to Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
- Duval Nature Reserve Plan of Management retrieved 6 January 2006.