Tuesday 24 January 2006 News in brief
Discover the history of hinterland's geological icons
Have you ever wondered how the Glass House Mountains and Blackall Range formed? Come along to a special presentation at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve next Saturday 4 February with geologist and author Warwick Willmott who will explain all!
The Glasshouse Mountains and adjacent Blackall Ranges stand as spectacular reminders of the area's violent geological past. The features which formed the mountains some 25 million years ago were once plugs within volcanoes, revealed only by erosion of the softer surrounding rocks, while the Blackall Range, with its rich basalt derived soils supports unique rainforest.
An author on geology of this region, Warwick has recently published 'Rocks and Landscapes of the National Parks of Southern Queensland'. The presentation will be held at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve on Saturday 4 February at 10am. There is a $4 entry fee, and free to children 12 and under.
Contact Caloundra City Council on:
Phone 1300 650 112 (local), (07) 5420 8200 (outside the Sunshine Coast) or +61 7 5420 8200 (international)
Post: PO Box 117 Caloundra 4551 Qld Australia
In person: Omrah Ave, Caloundra, Qld, Australia
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny, Not Assigned
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