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Middle Brother
Location in New South Wales, Australia
Elevation 554 m (1,818 ft)
Location
Location Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 31°42′07″S 152°40′41″E / 31.702°S 152.678°E / -31.702; 152.678Coordinates: 31°42′07″S 152°40′41″E / 31.702°S 152.678°E / -31.702; 152.678

Three Brothers, three separate mountains of the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, are situated approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi) north of Sydney.

Location and features

Collectively referred to as the Three Brothers, the mountains are three separate mountains named and located as follows:

The South Brother lies within the Greater Taree local government area; while the Middle and North Brothers are located with the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area,

The North and Middle Brothers have been declared national parks, named Dooragan National Park and Middle Brother National Park respectively.

The main radio and television transmitters for the Mid North Coast region are located on the summit of Middle Brother.

Etymology

The Australian Aboriginal local Birpai people tell a dreamtime story of three brothers who were killed by a witch called Widjirriejuggi and were buried where the mountains stand. The youngest of the three was Dooragan, that now carries the name for one of the national parks.

By amazing coincidence, when Captain James Cook passed the area on 12 May 1770 he named the mountains Three Brothers, since "these Hills bore some resemblance to each other".


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