1. Themes
  2. A to Z

Pyrenees, VIC

In 1836, the explorer, Major Thomas Mitchell, observed the great hills which formed a southern extension of the Great Dividing Range and named them the Pyrenees. As a young soldier, he had campaigned in the foothills of the European Pyrenees and was reminded of them.

Anna Davine

Beavis, M & B, Pioneers of the Pyrenees, Hamilton Spectator, 1984. Details