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The Three Sisters - Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia


The Three Sisters The Three Sisters
These three columns of rock were formed during the Dreamtime when a father changed his daughters to stone, either to protect them from an evil bilby or keep them from sneaking off to be with some guys from another tribe (I heard both versions). Anyway, while chasing away the evil bilby or the horny guys, the father lost his magic bone that could change the daughters back. So, he changed himself into a Lyre bird, with strong feet suitable for turning over the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus forest floor. Ever since, he's been searching for his bone. Interestingly, each Lyre bird moves about a tonne of material per year while searching for grubs, exposing fresh soil for new trees to grow and revealing food for other smaller birds to eat.

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