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CROOKNECK

Mount Coonowrin, Glass House Mountains National Park, Queensland, Australia 

The last light of the day caught the top of this peak rising above the surrounding countryside. It was a fitting end to the day, surrounded by the stunning peaks of the area.

Mount Coonowrin is one of the peaks forming the Glass House Mountains. It is easily distinguished because of its rocky formation at the top. It is also known by its unofficial name Crookneck.

The Glass House Mountains are the subjects of several Aboriginal tales and Coonowrin is said to be the son of Tibrogargan and Beerwah. During a violent storm, Tibrogargan commanded to his son Coonowrin to take his mother Beerwah and his siblings and help them move to safety. Being scared of the storm, Coonowrin instead ran off and when his father found him he hit him on the back of the head, resulting in Coonowrin's crooked neck. Tibrogargan was so ashamed of his son's cowardice that to this day he sits with his back to Coonowrin.

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