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  Free Online Encyclopaedia
Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in Australia (not including its external territories), at 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level.
Various measurements of the peak originally called by that name showed it to be slightly lower than its neighbour, Mount Townsend, and the names were thereupon transposed by the New South Wales Lands Department, so that Mount Kosciuszko still remains the name of the highest peak of Australia, and Mount Townsend ranks as second.
Kosciuszko National Park is also the location of the downhill ski slopes closest to Canberra and Sydney, containing the Thredbo and Perisher Blue ski resorts.
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 Kosciuszko National Park
Kosciuszko National Park with 673,524 hectares is an area of outstanding beauty with glacial lakes, limestone caves, grasslands and woodlands.
Mount Kosciuszko is the highest point in Australia at 2228 metres.
The old Kosciuszko Road beyond Charlotte Pass is closed to all vehicular traffic, but when weather conditions permit you can use it to get to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko on foot, a distance of about 9 kilometres.
www.visitnsw.com /town/Kosciuszko/Kosciuszko_National_Park/info.aspx   (225 words)

  
 Mount Kosciuszko – FREE Mount Kosciuszko Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Mount Kosciuszko Research
Kosciuszko, Mount Mountain in se Australia, in the Great Dividing Range, in se New South Wales.
Thredbo Valley to the summit of Kosciuszko to examine organisms in the...
Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mount Denali in Alaska, Kosciuszko, Aconcagua and Everest.
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 Mount Kosciuszko - Peakbagger.com
Mount Kosciuszko (nicknamed "Kozzy" by the notoriously informal Ozzies) is the highest mountain on the flattest and smallest continent.
A thoroughly uninspiring peak, Kosciuszko gets a lot of abuse, particularly from those who claim that the Australia/Oceania continent's rightful contribution to the "Seven Summits" is Puncak Jaya on New Guinea.
To Strzelecki, the peak resembled the tomb of Kosciuszko in Krakow, Poland.
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 Mount Kosciuszko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in mainland Australia.
Kosciuszko National Park is also the location of the closest downhill ski slopes to Canberra and Sydney, containing the Thredbo and Perisher Blue ski resorts.
Mount Kosciuszko may have been ascended by Indigenous Australians long before the first recorded ascent by Europeans.
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 The perfect mountain 10 - Adventure -
At 2228 metres, Kosciuszko is the park's biggest lure, yet its round rump is far from the most interesting of the summits.
Mount Townsend forms a virtual outlier to the main range and with it are three more of the summits: Alice Rawson Peak, No. 7; Abbott Peak, No. 9; and another unnamed summit, No. 8.
Mount Twynam is the most aloof of the 10 summits, standing alone above Blue Lake but it is integral to our quest, for at 2196 metres Twynam is Australia's third-highest peak and arguably its most prominent.
www.smh.com.au /news/Adventure/The-perfect-mountain-10/2005/03/18/1110913752606.html   (1198 words)

  
 Thredbo | Things to Do | Summer | Activities
Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest peak standing at 2228 metres above sea level.
Mount Kosciuszko is located in the southern section of the Kosciuszko National Park, latitude -36º 27' 26", longitude 148º 15' 44".
Mount Kosciuszko is only slightly higher than the other major peaks: Townsend, Carruthers, and Twynam that form the spine of the spectacular Main Range, backdrop to mainland Australia's only glacial lakes.
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 POLISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA
Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in Australia (not including its external territories), at 2,228 m above sea level.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko was born in Poland on February 4, 1746, son of Ludwik and Tekla Kosciuszko.
Kosciuszko Squadron is famous for claiming the highest number of enemy kills during the Battle of Britain of all fighter squadrons then in operation through September to October 1940.
www.polish.org.au /kosciuszko_eng.html   (261 words)

  
 The perfect mountain 10 - Adventure -
At 2228 metres, Kosciuszko is the park's biggest lure, yet its round rump is far from the most interesting of the summits.
Mount Townsend forms a virtual outlier to the main range and with it are three more of the summits: Alice Rawson Peak, No. 7; Abbott Peak, No. 9; and another unnamed summit, No. 8.
Mount Twynam is the most aloof of the 10 summits, standing alone above Blue Lake but it is integral to our quest, for at 2196 metres Twynam is Australia's third-highest peak and arguably its most prominent.
www.theage.com.au /news/Adventure/The-perfect-mountain-10/2005/03/18/1110913752606.html   (1198 words)

  
 Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Kosciuszko, however, arrived with letters of recommendation from Benjamin Franklin to Washington, who inquired what he could do.
Kosciuszko therefore planned the encampment and post of Gates's army at Berets Heights, near Saratoga, from which, after two well-fought actions, Burgoyne found it impossible to dislodge the Americans.
Kosciuszko fell covered with wounds, he was imprisoned in St. Petersburg for two years, until the death of Catherine, when the Emperor Paul gave him his liberty, with many marks of esteem.
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 Geoscience - The Earth - Australian Landforms - Mt. Kosciuszko
Mt. Kosciuszko is Australia's highest mountain, within the New South Wales portion of the Australian Southern Alps, about 45 km north of the New South Wales-Victorian border.
It is within the 690 000 ha Mount Kosciuszko National Park, where several tributaries of the Murray and Snowy Rivers rise.
Kosciuszko consists of granitic rocks of the Siluro-Devonian Kosciusko Batholith, enclosing the Ordovician Kosciuszko Metamorphics.
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 Mount Kosciusko - MSN Encarta
Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in Australia (not including its external territories), at 2,228 metres (7...
Mount Kosciusko, mountain in southeastern Australia, in the center of the Snowy Mountains range, 160 km (100 mi) southwest of the national capital, Canberra.
At 2,228 m (7,310 ft) high, Mount Kosciusko is the highest point in Australia.
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 Kosciuszko National Park - jigsaw puzzles
Kosciuszko is one of the largest national parks in Australia.
Mount Kosciuszko was named by the Polish explorer Count Paul Strzelecki in 1840.
Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a national hero of Poland, Lithuania and the USA.
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 Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko is 2228 meters in height, making it the highest mountain on mainland Australia.
A Polish geologist and explorer, in honor of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, gave the new name, Mount Kosciuszko in 1840.
He said the name occurred to him because he was "amongst a free people who appreciate freedom." Now, Mount Kosciuszko truly embodies this spirit of freedom as people from around the world visit to relax and enjoy the Snowy Mountain area.
www.visitsnowymountains.com.au /mount-kosciuszko.php   (161 words)

  
 Mount Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains Tourist Information NSW Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kosciuszko National Park is one of the best-known and most spectacular reserves in Australia, attracting over 3 million visitors each year.
The park is named after Mount Kosciuszko which, at 2228 metres, is Australia's highest mountain.
Mount Kosciuszko itself was named for the famous Polish patriot.
www.beaufort-guesthouse.com.au /tourist-information/kosciuszko.html   (371 words)

  
 Art Zone
They were celebrating the discovery and naming of Mount Kosciuszko by Polish explorer Paul Strzelecki 167 years ago.
Kosciuszko’s music by the 10 piece Sydney Windjammers, songs and poems about the area by John Hospodaryk (singer/guitarist) and others followed.
High on Mount Kosciuszko last weekend we were all as one.
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 EO Newsroom: New Images - Mt. Kosciuszko
On arriving in the Snowy Mountains in 1840, he thought the mountain’s gentle slopes were suggestive of the tomb of the Polish general, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who assisted the Americans in the 1770s in their war against the British, and in the 1790s with the Polish again Russia.
Kosciuszko is part of the Great Dividing Range, a long chain of mountains running along the Australian east coast which seperate the arid inland from the more fertile and densely-populated coastal regions.
The north-south trending greenery is the Kosciuszko National Park which extends for a hundred kilometers or so north of the mountain, as well as the neighboring Begong High Plains to the south.
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 Kosciuszko National Park Towns of the Snowy Mountains - visitsnowymountains.com.au
Kosciuszko National Park is one of the best-known and most spectacular reserves in Australia, attracting over 3 million visitors each year.
The park is named after Mount Kosciuszko which, at 2228 metres, is Australia's highest mountain.
Mount Kosciuszko itself was named for the famous Polish patriot.
www.visitsnowymountains.com.au /towns/kosciuszko.php   (375 words)

  
 Kosciuszko, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thaddeus Kosciuszko was an international hero and one of the outstanding world figures of his time.
Kosciuszko left most of his money and some of his land to help free fls in America.
Kosciusko, Texas was named for General Kosciuszko when it was established about 1890 as a rural supply point for Polish and German settlers brought to the area by the San Antonio and Gulf Railroad.
www.accd.edu /pac/history/rhines/StudentProjects/2001/Kosciuszko/WebPageKosciuszko.htm   (871 words)

  
 Mount Kosciuszko in Google Earth - Google Earth Cool Places
Mount Kosciuszko (2 228 metres) is the highest mountain on mainland Australia.
Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in mainland Australia.
It was formerly spelled "Mount Kosciusko", an anglicisation; but the version "Mount Kosciuszko" was officially adopted in 1997 by the Geographical Names Board of NSW.
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 OneDayHikes.com - Hikes and Hiking Trails
Kosciuszko National Park protects some of Australia's highest country, an alpine wilderness of rounded hills, fragile vegetation, boulders and crags.
Greeting you is a stunning view north-west, over Mount Sentinel and Watsons Crags to forested ridges stretching far into the distance.
Traverse around the jagged boulders on the western side of Mount Northcote and descend gradually to 2,030-m Mueller's Pass at 9 km.
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 Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Opera, Dreamworld, Seafood, Karting, Hellicopter flights
Mount Kosciuszko is Australia ’s highest peak standing at 2228 meters above sea level.
The Kosciuszko National Park is Australia ’s highest national park, covering 1.5 million acres of magnificent alpine terrain.
Mount Kosciuszko is only slightly higher than the other major peaks: Townsend, Carruthers, and Twynam that form the spine of the spectacular Main Range, backdrop to mainland Australia 's only glacial lakes.
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 Geography and Climate
At 2,228m, Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak on the Australian mainland.
Mount Kosciuszko is 2,228 metres high, and is the highest peak on the Australian mainland
During the most recent ice age, the area around Mount Kosciuszko was the only part of mainland Australia to be covered by glaciers.
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 Mt Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko is located in the southern end of the Kosciuszko National Park, latitude -36† 27' 3", longitude 148† 15' 8".
Mount Kosciuszko is only slightly higher than the other major peaks: Townsend, Caruthers, and Twynam that form the spine of the spectacular Main Range, backdrop to mainland Australia's only glacial lakes.
The Kosciuszko National Park covers 1.5 million acres and straddling the Great Dividing Range, it is Australia's highest national park.
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 Kosciuszko snow-free within decades - Environment - www.smh.com.au
The Government is already planning to allow the Mount Selwyn ski resort to construct a large pipe to bring water for snow-making from Three Mile Dam.
It even discusses the problem of managing the increasingly large crowds of walkers that reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko only to discover a queue on the nation's highest peak.
But climate change has the greatest potential to totally alter Kosciuszko, sending native plant and animal species extinct, increasing the numbers of weeds and feral pests, fuelling more bushfires and causing devastating declines in river flows.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/05/14/1084289890319.html   (537 words)

  
 Snowy Mountains
The Australian Alps sprawl from Mount Buller, Mount Bogong and Mount Beauty in northeast Victoria via the Crackenback Range in New South Wales to the township of Cooma; though it’s a continuous massif, only the New South Wales section is strictly known as the Snowy Mountains.
It’s not the most exciting skiing in the world – there are few challenging runs – and prices are hiked up to ridiculous levels as the resorts attempt to make their living during a very short season.
Mount Kosciuszko, at 2228m the highest mountain in mainland Australia, is located close to the Victorian border in the far southeast.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/newsouthwales/snowymountains.asp   (752 words)

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