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BLTTE MOUNTAINS. east these highlands are separated by a broad
depression from the chain of the Australian Alps, or Warragong
Mountains, culminating in Mount Kosciusko (7308 feet), just within
the borders of New South Wales, and the highest elevation of the
continent. Separated from them by upland valleys are the wooded but
infertile Blue Mountains and the Liverpool Eange, running
exceptionally east and west, and along whose northern slopes
stretch the rich and lovely Liverpool Plains. East and west of them
extend other more elevated plains, reaching far north, and forming
the fine pasture-lands of New England, which stretch almost to the
northern limits of the highlands. These consist of the Dividing
Eange, skirting the valley of the coast river Brisbane on the west,
and sinking northwards down to the valley of the Burnett. On the
western slopes of the Dividing Eange lie the richand pleasant
grassy plains of the Canning and Darling Downs, watered by the
river Condainine, flowing inland. North of the two last-named
rivers begin the Queensland highlands, stretching in a
comparatively narrow chain in a north-westerly direction as far as
the 17 S. lat., and divided into two formations by a depression in
the valley of the Lower Burdekin. The greatest elevations are found
at the northern extremity of this range, where it attains near the
coast a height of 5400 feet, while between these and the head of
the Gulf of Carpentaria is an elevated hilly tract about 2500 feet
above the sea. The inland slopes of these mountains are generally
very fertile, and, towards the north, are often distinguished for
their exuberant vegetation. Passing west of the Gulf of
Carpentaria, we find an extensive tract of high table-land, which
appears to attain its greatest elevation where the A...
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