Glass House Mountains

Horizonal Glass House Mountains seen across north Moreton Bay from Jamieson Park, Scarborough, Queensland.

Excepts from Wikipedia, below.

‘The Glass House Mountains are a cluster of thirteen hills that rise abruptly from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. They are located near Beerburrum State Forest and Steve Irwin Way. The trip is about one hour from Brisbane.’

‘The Volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains were formed by intrusive plugs, remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 26-27 million years ago. Molten rock filled small vents or intruded as bodies beneath the surface and solidified into land rocks. Millions of years of erosion have removed the surrounding exteriors of volcanic cores and softer sandstone rock.’

‘The term ‘Glasshouse Mountains’ was given by explorer Lieutenant James Cook on 17 May 1770. The peaks reminded him of the glass furnaces in his home county of Yorkshire, UK.’

2 thoughts on “Glass House Mountains

  1. As I pulled this up to read this, I am listening to the history of a Hannah Herbert who was sent to Australia on charge of theft and what that was like for her. What a history; what a tale. Maybe she saw these exact mountains and wondered what would happen next.

    • Indeed. Very tough for convicts in Australia. Settlement was not allowed as early in Queensland due to the prison in Brisbane being reserved for extremely villainous types.

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