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Mt_Warning, This Ancient Land

I saw the sun rise on the ocean,

Waking up Mt. Warning,

steaming from the dew

 

I took a breath and called out loud,

This ancient land is a part of me

I am happy to be free

You are too if you want to be

 

John Williamson

Mount Warning (also known as Wollumbin) is a mountain 14 kilometres (9 mi) west-south-west of Murwillumbah, near the border with Queensland in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Due to Mount Warning's proximity to Cape Byron, the Australian continent's easternmost point, it is the first place on mainland Australia to receive the sun's rays each day.

It was on 16 May 1770 that Lieutenant James Cook, seeing the mountain from the sea, named it Mount Warning.

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Taken on July 26, 2011