Mount Duval (New South Wales)
Mount Duval from the southwest
|Elevation||1,393 m (4,570 ft) |
Location in New South Wales
|Location||Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia|
|Parent range||New England Range. Great Dividing Range|
|Easiest route||Walk (hike)|
With an elevation of 1,393 metres (4,570 ft) above sea level, Mount Duval is one of the largest peaks in the area, dominating the Armidale skyline located approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the south of the summit. Mount Duval features on the logo of the Armidale Dumaresq Council.
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. Duval College at the University of New England is also named after the mountain.
Little Mount Duval
To the north-west of Mount Duval sits Little Mount Duval, with an elevation of 1,404 metres (4,606 ft) above sea level, slightly higher than Mount Duval. 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.
- "Map of Mount Duval, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- "Mount Duval". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- "Duval Nature Reserve plan of management" (PDF). Office of Environment and Heritage. November 2003. p. 20. ISBN 0-73136-600X. Retrieved 30 May 2015.