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Pages: 134. Not illustrated. Chapters: Fontainebleau, List of
Climbing Areas, Mount Arapiles, Stawamus Chief, Morialta
Conservation Park, Ramanagara, Saxon Switzerland, Ramanagara
District, Troll Wall, Potrero Chico, Frog Buttress, Nun Kun,
Climbing Area, La Huasteca Climbing Area, Skaha Bluffs, Cirque of
the Unclimbables, Ith, Rattlesnake Point, Bluff Knoll, El Chorro,
Adr pach-Teplice Rocks, Falkenstein, Railay Beach, Penasblancas,
Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Mi ja Pe, Cougar Canyon, El Salto
Climbing Area, Dreamtime Boulder, Climbing Locations in India, Zemu
Gap Peak, Bas Cuvier, Gorges D'apremont, Turalli, Northcliff Hill.
Excerpt: Mount Arapiles - Map of Mount Arapiles, Victoria.The
Djurid Balug aboriginal clan inhabited the nearby area for
thousands of years prior to the European colonisation of Australia.
They used the mountain's hard sandstone for making various stone
tools, and found shelter in its many gullies and small caves.
Following European settlement in the mid 1840s, the Djurid Balud
were displaced from the area, leading to the breaking up of the
clan. The loss of the resources that the mountain provided, the
ravages of European disease, and armed clashes with the settlers
were all contributing factors. By the early 1870s, the last of the
Djurid Balud had been relocated to mission stations. Some of their
descendants still live in the area and there are also a number of
archaeological sites nearby. Indeed, a survey of Mount Arapiles in
1992 located no less than 42 Aboriginal archaeological sites,
including "quarries" for hard stone for implements, scarred trees
and rock art sites. The European colonisation of Australia also
brought with it many explorers to chart the new lands. The first
recorded ascent of Arapiles was on 23 July 1836, by its European
discoverer, Major Thomas Mitchell. He named the landmark after
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