Macdonnell Ranges


Mac·don·nell Ranges

geographical name \mək-ˈdä-nəl\

Definition of MACDONNELL RANGES

series of mountain ridges cen Australia in S Northern Territory; highest point Mt. Ziel 5023 feet (1531 m)

Macdonnell Ranges

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Mountain system, south-central Northern Territory, Australia. Extending east and west of the town of Alice Springs for some 250 mi (400 km), its highest peak is Mount Ziel (4,954 ft [1,510 m]). The mountains were first explored in 1860 by John McDouall Stuart and were named after Richard Macdonnell, governor of South Australia.

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