Mount Currie

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Mount Currie is a mountain in the southwest of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is about 564 metres (1,850 ft) above sea level. It is part of the same line of conglomerate hills that includes Uluṟu and Kata Tjuṯa. These three formations have very similar compositions. The sheet of conglomerate that is shared by all three is called Mount Currie Conglomerate.[1]

The peak was named Mount Currie by the explorer William H. Tietkens, who led an expedition through the area in 1889. He named the peak from a distance, and did not actually approach it.[2] The first White explorers to reach Mount Currie were the Mackay Expedition in June 1926, which was led by Donald Mackay and Herbert Basedow.[3]

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  1. Geoscience Australia. "Mount Currie Conglomerate". Australian Stratigraphic Names Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. Staff writer (24 August 1926). "Scene of Desolation". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney: Fairfax Media. p. 10.
  3. Kaus, David. A different time : the expedition photographs of Herbert Basedow. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press. ISBN 9781876944988.