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meehni, wimlah, and gunnedoo

September 29, 2007

The Three Sisters are a famous rock formation of sandstone pillars in the Blue Mountains of Australia ( The Blue Mountains are named because on a hot clear day, eucalyptus oil evaporates into the atmosphere from the eucalyptus gum trees. A blue haze is then produced when the mountains are viewed from a distance. ). Their names are Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo.

These three pillars were formed by wind and water (from rain and rivers) cutting and wearing away soft parts of the rock in the mountains. Eventually, the Sisters will be eroded away completely. (Oh no!)

Legend says that three sisters fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. Battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by a witch doctor to protect them, but the witch doctor was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back.

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