Mount Manypeaks from South Coast Highway
|Elevation||565 m (1,854 ft)|
|Prominence||565 m (1,854 ft)|
|Location||Great Southern of Western Australia|
Mount Manypeaks is a distinctive peak located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-east of Albany, Western Australia, 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Two Peoples Bay and 6 km south-east of the town of Manypeaks in the City of Albany local government area.
The mountain is the dominant feature in the area and was named by Captain Matthew Flinders in January 1802 whilst surveying the south coast region in the "Investigator". Flinders noted in his journal "There are a number of small peaks upon the top of this ridge, which induced me to give it the name Mount Manypeak". The plural form has now become the accepted form of spelling.
The Mount Manypeaks formation has a total length of 22 kilometres (14 mi) and has a width of 3 kilometres (2 mi). The ridge is made up primarily of a type of granite, proterozoic porphyritic biotite granite as well as adamellite. In places limestone lies over the granite block.
The Mount Manypeaks Nature Reserve forms part of the Two Peoples Bay and Mount Manypeaks Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its significance in the conservation of several rare and threatened bird species.
Mount Manypeaks from Two Peoples Bay
- "Aussie Heritage - Mount Manypeaks Area". 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 2007-05-25.
- BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Two Peoples Bay and Mount Manypeaks. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-11-18.
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