History & Heritage

Rumbling Mountain (George’s Mount) 

A rocky scrub covered hill that periodically rumbles and the ground shakes for miles around. The local Aboriginal people would not go near the place.

The legend is as follows:

A big old blackfella the head of a powerful mob, came into conflict with a huge kangaroo and they started to fight. Neither one could conquer the other and the battle lasted for eons. After fighting for so long they became tired and rested for a time of many months and then restarted the battle. 

The rumbling is the angry voice of the blackfella and the thumping and shaking of the surrounding countryside, is caused by the kangaroo beating his massive tail on the ground.