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Mount King William I(1324m) is a mountain adjacent to the Lyell Highway in Central Highlands, Tasmania. It is located 10 km south west of Derwent Bridge.

It has two namesakes in the King William Range - Mount King William II (1363) and Mount King William III

It is often a reference point for the 'end' of the inhabited part of the western section of Lyell Highway as there are no permanent structures until Linda; it is inside the eastern boundary of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

There is also Lake King William, south of Derwent Bridge. It is dammed at Butlers Gorge, its south end.

Mount King William was named during Sir John Franklin's journey to the west in 1842.

W.C.Piguenit painted it while on his journey through the area in the 1880s.

Historical photograph

Coordinates: 42°13′S 146°08′E / 42.22°S 146.13°E / -42.22; 146.13

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