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Blue Mountains

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Description
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are a mountain region in NSW. It is 50km west of Sydney and has an area of 11400 km squared. With a population of aproximately 78000, the Blue Mountains are a great region to live in. You can enjoy the majestic waterfalls or you can simply take a walk through one of the many bush walk tracks. You can enjoy natures gifts while also being close to the city. In this presentation I will give you just a glimpse of what is awaiting you.
1789- Captain Tench reached the blue mountains and named the Nepean River
1813-Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson crossed the Blue Mountains
1816- the first buildings are built
1860s- A railway from Lithgow to the blue mountains is constructed
1898-"The Mountain Gazette" (The local newspaper) is registered
1958- The original Sky Walk is built
1979- The Mountain Gazette changes it's name to The Blue Mountains Gazette
1996- The Blue Mountains website is launched
2000- The Blue Mountains are announced as Australia's 14th area
Employment
Here are some jobs I think you might like but if you want the full list of jobs go to:
http://jobs.com.au/search/jobs/blue-mountains-nsw/?s=777&sarea=1
Recreational Activities
Store Manager- Liquorland-Salary Not specified
Early childhood teacher-Expect A Star Primary School- $25- $35/hr
Anesthetics Doctor- $250/hr
Obstetrics Sonographer- $55- $75/hr
Aged Care - $100000- $110000/pkg
Resources
The Blue Mountains are famous for their natural resources. These include:
Mountains
Waterfalls
Caves
Lakes
Rock formations
Cliffs
Valleys
Rivers
Lagoons
The Blue Mountains also has some man made resources that attract tourism. Here are some:
Railways
Lookouts
Tourist Buses
Museum
Gallery's
Spa
Sky way
Cable way

Weather
The weather recorded is from Katoomba, the main city in the Blue Mountains. The station this data was recorded was 1030.0meters above sea level.
Temperature (in c)
Rainfall (in mm)
Max
Min
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May.
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Ave.
23.0
12.7
22.3
12.8
20.3
11.5
16.7
8.8
13.0
6.1
10.1
3.7
11.0
2.4
13.9
5.1
16.9
7.6
9.1
3.3
20.2
9.9
22.3
11.6
16.0
8.0
162
173
169
122
103
125
88
78
73
93
101
125
In A Year 1412
Churches
These are a list of some of the most popular churches but if you want the full link, go to:
http://www.bluemts.com.au/community/churches/
The Blue Mountains City Church
Springwood Baptist Church
The Fully House
St Hilda's Anglican Church
Glenbrooke Baptist Church
Central Blue Mountains Uniting Church
Places To Eat
b For a full List of Restaurants go to:
http://www.bluemts.com.au/food-wine/restaurants/
Here are some restaurants to eat at:
The Carrington Hotel
The Farmhouse Little Hartley
Fairmont Resort MGallery
Lilianfels Blue Mountains
Blackburns Family Hotel
Some Fast food companies Are:
McDonalds
Subway
Red Rooster
Flora
The most common trees in the blue mountains are gum trees. There are lots of different types including the Blue Gums (Eucalyptus deanei) and the Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus sclerophylla). Native Flowers include the Mountain Devil (Lambertia formosa), Hairpin banksia
(Banksia spinulosa), Waratah
(Telopia speciosissima) and the Old man Banksia
(Banksia serrata) For a list of all the plants follow this list: http://www.oztrek.com.au/pages/blue-mountains-flora.php
Fauna
Mammals
Some mammals include: Kangaroos, Koalas, Possums, Quolls, Echidnas,
Snakes and Lizards
Snakes in the blue mountains include; Tiger snakes, Eastern Brown, Copper Head, Death Adder, Pythons and Red Bellied black snakes.
Some Lizards found in the blue mountains include; The blue tongue Lizard, The Eastern Water Dragon and The Lace Monitor.
Birds
some birds Found in the Blue Mountains are; New Holland Honeyeaters, Satin Bower Birds, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, kookaburra, The Pied Currawong, Magpie, Lyre Bird, Sulphur crested Cockatoo, Galah, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Rosella, Gang- gang and King Parrot.
Tourist Attractions
Here is a list of some tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains. For more information on any of the following attractions, look in the Brochers attached.
"The Brook" Arts and craft centre
Scenic World Sky Walk
City Sightseeing Hop- on Hop-off Bus tours
Jenolan Caves
Bygone Beauty Teapot Museum
The Zig Zag Railway
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Nana's Teddy's & Toys
Talisman Gallery
Featherdale Wildelife Park
Selwood Science & Puzzles
Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens
Werriberri Trail Rides
Everglades Gardens
Trolley tours
Koomurry Aboriginal Centre
Toy & Railway Museum
Schooling
Private Schools
Public Schools
Blue Mountains Grammar
Wycliffe Christian School
St Thomas Aquinas Primary School
St Finbar's Catholic Primary School
Korowal School
St Paul's Grammar School
St Columba's High School
Nepean Christian School
Mountains Christian College
Warrimoo Public School
Blaxland High School
Katoomba North Public School
Glenbrook Public School
Springwood Public School
Lapstone Public School
Blaxland East Public School
Winmalee High School
Katoomba High School
Faulconbridge Public School
Jamison High School
Accommodation
Rental's
B&B
Buy
For more information on Accommodation in the Blue Mountains go to:
http://www.bluemts.com.au/accommodation/
Kurrajong $620 a week
43 Coach House Road, Kurrajong Heights, NSW 2758 $420 per week
8 Woodburn Road, Kurrajong, NSW 2758 $460 per week
Llandrindod B&B
Argyll House
Broomelea B&B
Megalong Manor
820 Hawkesbury Road, Hawkesbury Heights, NSW Offers From $579,950
27 Rocklea Street Over $310,000
23 Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758 AUCTION
For List of All houses for sale go to: http://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-blue+mountains+-+region,+nsw/list-1
'http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains/katoomba-area/leura?gclid=CInrx8P3gLkCFcZapgodk2oAvg', visit NSW, Accessed: 2th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/info/about/history/', Blue Mountains, Accessed: 4th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_(New_South_Wales)', Wikipedia, Accessed: 4th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://infobluemountains.net.au/activity', Information on the Blue Mountains, Accessed: 4th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://au.totaltravel.yahoo.com/directory/travel-guides/australia/nsw/bluemountains/?filter=natural-attractions', Yahoo, Accessed: 6th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/community/churches/', Blue Mountain Churches, Accessed: 6th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/food-wine/restaurants/', Blue Mountains Restaraunts, Accessed: 6th September 2013, Source: from: http://
Bibliography
More Bibliography
'http://www.oztrek.com.au/pages/blue-mountains-flora.php', Blue Mountains Flora, Accessed: 9th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/education-schools-child-care/private-schools-general/', Schooling in the Blue Mountains, Accessed: 9th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.oztrek.com.au/pages/blue-mountains-fauna.php', Blue Mountains Fauna, Accessed: 9th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/education-schools-child-care/public-schools-state/', pblic Schooling in the Blue Mountains, Accessed: 10th September 2013, Source: from: http://
'http://www.bluemts.com.au/accommodation/', Blue Mountains Accommodation, Accessed: 10th September 2013, Source: from: http://
Brochures From Visitor information Centre Accessed 4th, 7th, 9th and 12th of September 2013
Images Bibliography
www.backpackaround.com Blue Mountains Map Accessed 28th of August 2013
www.peterjarver.com, Peter Jarver waterfall Accessed 3rd of September 2013
www.flickr.com Waterfall Accessed 3rd of September 2013
www.sydney.visitorsbureau.com.au Three Sisters Accessed the 3rd of September 2013
en.wikipedia.org accessed Waterfall 4th September 2013
worldfunvacation.blogspot.com Sunset Accessed 4th of September 2013
bluemountainscitytourism.com.au Three Sisters Accessed 4th of September 2013
www.yellowpages.com.au Blue Mountains Gazette Accessed 5th of September 2013
www.4hours1000places.com Sky Walk Accessed 5th of September 2013
mycareer.com.au Liquorland Accessed 5th of September 2013
www.rhtc.com.au Expect A Star Accessed 5th of September 2013
www.glenlusset-scouts.org.uk Scout logo Accessed 6th of September2013
www.travelonline.comAccessed Blue Mountains Caves 6th of September 2013
www.viator.com Accessed Hop on hop off bus 6th of September 2013
www.123rf.com Cartoon Weather Accessed 7th of September 2013
Brief History
Arts & Crafts
Hatter's Hideout- Mark O'Carrigan specialises in leather products like hats and belts. He runs workshops once a month and is willing to teach others
Tony Ward- Sculptures timber boxes and is willing to share his skill with others
Clubs
Springwood Athletics club
Outdoor Adventure club
Mountain bike club
Railways Enthusiasts club
Rock Climbing club
Gardening club
Hazelbrooke Scouts
1st Blaxland Scout group
1st Blackheath scout group
1st Balgownie scout group
More Images Bibliography
www.sharefaith.com Cartoon Jesus Accessed 7th of September 2013
holycrosslutheran-emma-mo.com Cross Accessed 7th of September 2013
www.clker.com Knife and Fork Accessed 8th of September 2013
www.anbg.gov.au Waratah Accessed 8th of September 2013
www.redbubble.com Mountain Devil Accessed 8th of September 2013
lucaantara.blogspot.com New Holland Honeyeater Accessed 10th of September 2013
www.snake-planet.webege.com Death Adder Accessed 10th of September 2013
stoneartblog.blogspot.com Everglades Gardens Accessed 10th of September 2013
toryporter.blogspot.com Toy & Railway Museum Accessed 11th of September 2013
www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org Schoolbus Accessed 11th of September 2013
nezta.com Cartoon Bed Accessed 12th of September 2013
Special Thanks To Blue Mountains City Council, Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre
For all the great information they have supplied me. This Prezi couldn't of happened without you!
Thanks For Watching!
That's All Folks And
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