Teviot Range

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Teviot
Flinders Peak group
2011-05-09 Teviot Range Sunset.JPG
Teviot Range at Sunset, 2011
Highest point
Peak Flinders Peak
Elevation 679 m (2,228 ft)
Geography
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
Range coordinates 27°55′S 152°45′E / 27.92°S 152.75°E / -27.92; 152.75Coordinates: 27°55′S 152°45′E / 27.92°S 152.75°E / -27.92; 152.75
Mt Goolman, Ivorys Rock & Rocky Knoll
Fassifern Valley and Teviot Range, 2011

The Teviot Range, also referred to as the Flinders Peak Group, is a mountain range located on the northern edge of the Scenic Rim Region, south west of Logan City and south east of the City of Ipswich in South East Queensland, Australia.

The first Europeans to cross the range were Patrick Logan and his exploration party in June 1827.[1]

Both the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate and the Flinders Peak Conservation Park are located within the Teviot Range.

The summit in the Range is Flinders Peak reaching 679 m above sea level. Other mountains include Mount Joyce, Mount Blaine, Mount Goolman, Mount Elliott, Mount Flintoff, Mount Welcome and Ivorys Rock.[2]

Landforms[edit]

Landform Height Latitude Decimal Degrees Longitude Decimal Degrees
Flinders Peak 679 m -27º 49' 0 S -27.81667º 152º 49' 0 E 152.81667º
Mount Joyce 469 m -27º 54' 0 S -27.9º 152º 48' 0 E 152.8º
Mount Blaine 457 m -27º 46' 59 S -27.78333º 152º 48' 0 E 152.8º
Mount Goolman 454 m -27º 46' 0 S -27.76667º 152º 48' 0 E 152.8º
Mount Elliott 436 m[3] -27º 49' 0 S -27.81667º 152º 49' 0 E 152.81667º
Mount Flintoff 351 m[3] -27º 52' 59 S -27.88333º 152º 49' 59 E 152.83333º
Mount Welcome 341 m[3] -27º 49' 59 S -27.83333º 152º 48' 0 E 152.8º
Ivorys Rock 309 m -27º 46' 0 S -27.76667º 152º 47' 0 E 152.78334º
Source: Geoscience Australia[4]

The southern-most mountain of the Range is Mount Joyce, which is separated from the Dugandan Range by Teviot Brook.[5]

Naming[edit]

Teviot Range derived its name after the River Teviot, Roxburghshire, Scotland, on 6 August 1828 by Allan Cunningham (1791-1839) botanist and explorer.[6][7] The landforms of the Range derived their names as follows:

  • Flinders Peak was originally named High Peak in July 1799 by Lieutenant Matthew Flinders RN (1774-1814) navigator, hydrographer and scientist, HM Colonial Sloop Norfolk. The name Flinders Peak was first used by John Oxley (1785?-1828) Surveyor General during his explorations in 1824, as a change from High Peak of Flinders.[8]
  • Mount Joyce, formerly known as Kents Peak, so marked on a map of the Moreton Bay District published in 1842 by Robert Dixon (1800-1858) surveyor.[9]
  • Mount Blaine is probably named after John Blaine ( - ) who took up land near Peak Crossing in 1869 as the owner of Portion 89, Parish of Goolman.[10]
  • Mount Goolman, formerly named by John Oxley as Murdoch Peak, is derived from the Yuggera language indicating stone axe. Murdoch Peak was probably named after Peter Murdoch, superintendent of the agricultural establishment at Emu Plains.[11][12]
  • Mount Elliott is reportedly named after Robert Elliott who took up land in 1868.[13]
  • Ivorys Rock is named after James Ivory (1820-1887) grazier, who held freehold land in the Bundamba and Teviot Range area.[14]

Water catchment[edit]

The Range drains into both the Bremer River Basin (sub-basin of Brisbane River Basin) and via Teviot Brook into the Logan River Basin (sub-basin of Logan-Albert River Basin). Teviot Brook is a major tributary of the Logan River that also supplies water to Wyaralong Dam.[15][16][17]

Land ownership and control[edit]

The Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate is a collection of freehold and public land that is either owned or controlled by Ipswich City Council. Additionally, they are not protected areas dedicated under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.[18]

The Flinders Peak Conservation Park is entirely surrounded by (and separate from) the Flinders-Coolman Conservation Estate. The Conservation Park is controlled by the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management with the trustee being Ipswich City Council.[19][20]

The Flinders-Coolman Conservation Estate and the Flinders Peak Conservation Park do not cover the entire lands of the Teviot Range.

Public access[edit]

Flinders Peak track[edit]

Flinders Peak Track, used to access Flinders Peak, was closed to the general public by Ipswich City Council in November 2009 in the interest of public safety. One section of the track was deemed too difficult for the general public to negotiate so Council are endeavouring to re-align it for safer public access. All other tracks within the Estate have remained open.[21][22] Some social commentators question the reason why the Flinders Peak Track is closed.[23] It has since been reopened, with a slight detour of the area in question.

Boonah to Ipswich Trail[edit]

As of December 2010, the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning were consulting stakeholders in regard to developing the Boonah to Ipswich Trail, a 68 kilometre multi-use non-motorised recreation trail, in partnership with five local Councils. The development of the Trail is in accordance with the South East Queensland Regional Trails Strategy (2007).[24] The 19 kilometres located within Ipswich City is planned to wind through the Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate and also will be the northern terminus of the Trail.[18] At the foot of Mount Joyce against Teviot Brook a recreation park is planned to incorporate the Boonah to Ipswich Trail.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murray Johnson and Kay Saunders. "Working the Land:An Historical Overview of Boonah and its Northern Districts" (pdf). State of Queensland. p. 9. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  2. ^ NRMA (1998). NSW Northern Rivers & South-East Queensland (Map). 1 : 550,000. Cartography by Auslig (2 ed.).
  3. ^ a b c Australian Road Atlas. Penguin Books Australia. 1996. (accessed 12 May 2011)
  4. ^ Geoscience Australia, Place Name Search (accessed 12 May 2011)
  5. ^ Wyaralong Dam Project, Queensland Department of Local Government & Planning (accessed 11 May 2011)
  6. ^ Steele, J.G., 1972, The explorers of the Moreton Bay District 1770-1830, pp.251,270, Brisbane
  7. ^ Teviot Range, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  8. ^ Steele, J.G., 1972, The explorers of the Moreton Bay District 1770-1830, pp.9,89, Brisbane
  9. ^ Mount Joyce, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  10. ^ Mount Blaine, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  11. ^ Steele, J.G., 1972, The explorers of the Moreton Bay District 1770-1830, p.117, Brisbane
  12. ^ Mount Goolman, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  13. ^ Mount Elliott, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  14. ^ Ivorys Rock, Place Name Details, Property, Titles & Valuations, Department of Environment & Resource Management (accessed 12 July 2011)
  15. ^ Surface Water Management Area Brisbane River, Australian Natural Resources Atlas, Australian Government (accessed 10 May 2011)
  16. ^ Drainage Basin Logan-Albert River, Australian Natural Resources Atlas, Australian Government (accessed 10 May 2011)
  17. ^ Bremer Catchment, City of Ipswich
  18. ^ a b "Boonah to Ipswich Trail Draft Plan". Ipswich City Council. Section Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate (section 3.1, pp.11-12). Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning. December 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  19. ^ Nature Conservation Legislation Amendment Regulation (No.1) 1997, Nature Conservation Act 1992 (accessed 10 May 2011)
  20. ^ Conservation Parks, National Parks Association of Queensland Inc., 2008 (accessed 10 May 2011)
  21. ^ Flinders Peak Track Closed, Media Release, City of Ipswich, 9 November 2009 (accessed 10 May 2010)
  22. ^ Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate - Flinders Plum Picnic Area, Parks Search, City of Ipswich, 9 November 2009 (accessed 10 May 2010)
  23. ^ Flinders Peak Closed Indefinitely, Queensland Climbing (accessed 10 May 2010)
  24. ^ Boonah to Ipswich Trail, Queensland Department of Local Government & Planning, 03 May 2011 (accessed 16 June 2011)
  25. ^ Mt Joyce Recreation Park, Queensland Water Infrastructure (accessed 11 May 2011)

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