Mount Fraser

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Mount Fraser, Victoria
Hume and Hovell memorial at the bottom of Mount Fraser

Mount Fraser is an volcanic cone near Beveridge, Victoria, Australia. The extinct volcano last erupted about one million years ago. It is about 120 metres in height above the surrounding land. The distance around the base of the volcano is 1200 metres. There are two craters.[1] One crater is wide and shallow, and the other is small and closed.[2] It is been listed on the Australian Heritage database.[3]

The explorers, Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, first climbed Mount Fraser on 14 December 1824, and saw Port Phillip Bay.[4] It was called Mount Bland and Big Hill in the past. The bushranger Ned Kelly was born near Mount Fraser. The volcano was also a site for flying gliders.[5]

There is a quarry on the side of the hill which digs out scoria for building in Melbourne.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mount Fraser". Victorian Resources Online. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  2. "Site 37 Mount Fraser Eruption Point". Merri Creek Geological Sites. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  3. "Mount Fraser". Australian Heritage database. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  4. "Beveridge". Redreaming the Plain. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  5. "Returning home". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  6. "Hematite from Fe Quarry, Mt. Frazer, Beveridge". Mineral and Locality database. Retrieved 2008-08-13.