Mount Wellington (Victoria)

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Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington is located in Victoria
Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington
Victoria, Australia
Elevation 1,634 metres (5,361 ft) AHD[1]
Location
Range Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 37°30′29″S 146°50′47″E / 37.50806°S 146.84639°E / -37.50806; 146.84639Coordinates: 37°30′29″S 146°50′47″E / 37.50806°S 146.84639°E / -37.50806; 146.84639[2]

Mount Wellington is a mountain located to the north-east of Licola in Victoria, Australia.[2] It is on the border of the Alpine National Park and Avon Wilderness Park.[3] The Avon River rises on its south-eastern slopes.[3]

The mountain is accessible via a seasonally open 4 wheel drive track that traverses the ridge line. Features along the track include Millers Hut (originally built in 1916[4]), Taylors Lookout, The Sentinels and Gable End. To the near west lies Lake Tali Karng.[3]

Mount Wellington was named by Angus McMillan, who was also the first European to ascend the mountain.[5] In November 1854, Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller climbed the mountain on the third of his three expeditions to the Alps, collecting a large number of plants including Alpine Wattle, Dwarf Buttercup and Lilac Berry.[6][7][8][9]

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  1. ^ Vicmap. Map No.T8222-1-4-1 Topographic Map (Map).
  2. ^ a b "Place Names Search: Mount Wellington". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Alpine National Park". Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Millers Hut". Kosciuszko Huts Association. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Mueller, Ferdinand. Definitions of Rare or Hitherto Undescribed Australian Plants; Chiefly Collected Within the Boundaries of the Colony of Victoria. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "Acacia alpina F.Muell.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  7. ^ "Ranunculus millanii F.Muell.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  8. ^ "Decaspora clarkei F.Muell.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  9. ^ Slattery, Deirdre (1998). The Australian Alps: Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. p. 107. ISBN 0-86840-319-9.