Du Cane Range

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Du Cane
Du Cane Range.JPG
Peaks of the Du Cane Range from the Labyrinth region, 2014
Highest point
Peakunnamed peak
Elevation1,520 m (4,990 ft)
Du Cane Range is located in Tasmania
Du Cane Range
Location in Tasmania
Range coordinates41°56′24″S 146°02′24″E / 41.94000°S 146.04000°E / -41.94000; 146.04000Coordinates: 41°56′24″S 146°02′24″E / 41.94000°S 146.04000°E / -41.94000; 146.04000[1]
Age of rockJurassic
Type of rockdolomite

The Du Cane Range is a mountain range in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia.

An unnamed peak on the main ridge of the Du Cane Range has an elevation of 1,520 metres (4,990 ft) above sea level[citation needed] and is the eleventh highest mountain peak in Tasmania. Major peaks in the range include The Acropolis, Mount Geryon, The Parthenon, Mount Eros, Mount Hyperion, Mount Massif, Mount Achilles, and Falling Mountain. Tasmania's highest peak at an elevation of 1,617 metres (5,305 ft) is nearby, but not in the Du Cane Range.[2]

The range is a major feature of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and is a popular venue with bushwalkers and mountain climbers.

The Du Cane Range was named in honour of Sir Charles Du Cane, KCMG, the Governor of Tasmania from 1874 to 1878.[3]

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  1. ^ "Du Cane Range (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Map of Du Cane Range, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ Rimmer, Gordon (1972). "Du Cane, Sir Charles (1825–1889)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 4. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 5 June 2015 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

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