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The 3 Sisters

The 3 Sisters are located 50 minutes drive west of Sydney, in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales,Australia.

The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo' lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe.
These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.
The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.
As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.

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Helen Betts05-Oct-2004 08:33
Good light, very nice panorama. Well done! Helen
Guest 05-Oct-2004 05:22
Ric, this is a dynamite panorama in beautiful light. Thanks so much for taking the time to share the legend. -Michael
Katherine Stanback's Photos02-Oct-2004 13:22
Beautiful scene, and a very cool story!
Sony Forums Challenges30-Sep-2004 16:36
Ric, A beautiful landscape I like the crop and the composition and thanks for the nice legend. Jesus