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Mount Manypeaks
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Mount Manypeaks from South Coast Highway
Highest point
Elevation 565 m (1,854 ft)
Prominence 565 m (1,854 ft)
Geography
Location Great Southern of Western Australia

Mount Manypeaks is a distinctive peak located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-east of Albany, Western Australia, 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Two Peoples Bay and 6 km south-east of the town of Manypeaks in the City of Albany local government area.

History

The mountain is the dominant feature in the area and was named by Captain Matthew Flinders in January 1802 whilst surveying the south coast region in HMS Investigator. Flinders noted in his journal: "There are a number of small peaks upon the top of this ridge, which induced me to give it the name Mount Manypeak". The plural form has now become the accepted form of spelling.

Environment

Geology

The Mount Manypeaks formation has a total length of 22 kilometres (14 mi) and has a width of 3 kilometres (2 mi). The ridge is made up primarily of a type of granite, proterozoic porphyritic biotite granite as well as adamellite. In places limestone lies over the granite block.

Birds

The Mount Manypeaks Nature Reserve forms part of the Two Peoples Bay and Mount Manypeaks Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its significance in the conservation of several rare and threatened bird species.

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