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Mount Majura
Mount Majura
is a small mountain with an elevation of 890 metres (2,920 ft) AHD  that is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra
Canberra
in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Mount Majura lies close to the more prominent Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie
and is the highest point within the urban boundaries of Canberra. Mount Majura
Mount Majura
is contained within part of the Canberra
Canberra
Nature Park. Canberra
Canberra
Nature Park[edit] Mount Majura
Mount Majura
is part of the Canberra
Canberra
Nature Park, lying at the eastern end of the suburb of Hackett, which is on the northeast edge of Canberra. At the summit of Mount Majura
Mount Majura
is a radar station and aircraft warning light for the nearby Canberra
Canberra
Airport. The station contains a primary and secondary radar system, as well as transmitters and receivers for Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and a repeater for the Canberra
Canberra
Amateur Radio Club. Canberra's North East electricity substation is also located near the base of the mountain and is accessed via walking paths on the Ainslie side. The road primarily serves the radar station and, unlike the road on Mount Ainslie, is unavailable to the public. However, there are popular walking trails which lead to the top of the mountain from Ainslie and Hackett. There is also an extensive series of single track bicycle trails on the eastern side, in an area known as the Majura Pines.[2] The hill is covered with native Australian trees, mostly eucalyptus, but is also home to a large number of highly sensitive rare plant species, including up to 26 species of terrestrial orchids. Mount Majura's local volunteer park care group is known as the Friends of Mount Majura
Mount Majura
(FoMM). Other large hills that are part of Canberra
Canberra
Nature Park include Mount Taylor, Mount Ainslie, Mount Mugga Mugga, Mount Stromlo
Mount Stromlo
and Black Mountain.

Mount Majura
Mount Majura
on the left with Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie
on the right, as viewed from Dickson oval.

Etymology[edit] Mount Majura
Mount Majura
was named by Robert Campbell, one of the first major land owners when the area around the mountain was first settled.[3] It is believed to be named after a location in India. However, the exact site is unclear. Campbell spent much of his life as a merchant trading between England, India
India
and Australia. Some believe[citation needed][4] that Mount Majura
Mount Majura
is named after Majura Gate in the city of Surat. However this is unlikely since the Indian office of Campbell & Co. was located in the city of Kolkata. References[edit]

Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
portal

^ ACT Survey Infrastructure ^ Corc.asn.au Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Act.gov.au[dead link] ^ Google.com

Mount Majura
Mount Majura
Rare Plant List

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List of mountains and prominent hills in the Australian Capital Territory

Brindabellas

Bimberi

Bimberi Little Bimberi

Arawang Atkinson Black Spring Blundell Burbidge Coree Franklin Gingera Ginger Ale Ginini Gudgenby Mavis Ridge McKeahnie Namadgi Sentry Box The Pimple

Other major ranges

Scabby

Kelly Scabby

Tidbinbilla

Tidbinbilla

Not within a defined range

Aggie Ainslie Black Gibraltar Majura Pleasant Red Hill Rogers Stromlo Taylor Tennent Tuggeranong Hi


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