|Mount Woodroffe (Ngarutjaranya)|
|Elevation||1,435 m (4,708 ft)AHD|
|Prominence||South Australia's highest mountain|
|Location||South Australia, Australia|
Mount Woodroffe is South Australia's highest peak, at 1,435 metres.
Mount Woodroffe is located in the far northwest of South Australia, in the Musgrave Ranges. The mountain range rises some 700–800 metres from the surrounding plains and comprises massifs of granite and gneiss.
William Ernest Giles was the first white man to pass through the area and camped to the south Woodroffe on September 7, 1873. William Christie Gosse William Christie Gosse named Mt Woodroffe from Ayers Rock/Uluru on July 20, 1873 and passed to the north of the mountain on October 27, 1873. Woodroffe was named after George Woodroffe Goyder, Surveyor-General of South Australia and an early Australian explorer.
In the 1960s Mount Woodroffe was considered as a potential site for the proposed Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). It lost out due to its remoteness compared to Siding Spring in New South Wales, where the AAT sits today amongst other astronomical observatories.
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