Mount Stirling

This impressive granite outcrop was not named after Governor James Stirling as may be first thought but rather after his cousin William.

During Ensign Dale’s October 1830 ‘exploration of the country eastward of Darling’s Range’ he recorded that it “was called Mount Stirling after my fellow traveller Mr W Stirling.”

In 1836 George Fletcher Moore recorded in his journal that “the natives call it ‘Candenup'”.

Explorer/surveyor C.C.Hunt recorded passing the outcrop in July 1864. Alexander Forrest recorded the name in 1872 as did surveyor H.S. King in 1890. King recorded that the native name was ‘Moulyan’.

Elevation 376 metres.

Dale, R., Journal of exploration of the country eastward of Darlings Range, October 1830
Hunt, C.C., Fieldbook 1, page 4, and Exploration Plans 25 & 29, 11 July 1864
Forrest, A, Fieldbook 4, page 64 and OP Avon 41, 1872
King, H.S. Fieldbook 13, page 59, 25 November 1890


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