Townsend, Mount

Townsend, Mount, 7,247 ft (2,209 m) high, SE New South Wales, in the Australian Alps . The second tallest peak in Australia, it was explored by Polish-British geologist Sir Paul Strzelecki, who believed it to be Australia's highest point, and he named it Mt. Kosciusko, in honor of the Polish patriot. When the present Mt. Kosciuszko , formerly called Mt. Townsend, was discovered to be higher, the names were swapped (1892).

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