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Sun, 2017-Dec-17 00:35 UTC
Length - 2:11
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
The random article for Sunday, 17 December 2017 is Hann Range.
Hann Range is a mountain range in central Australia located approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
The range stretches east to west for a distance of approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), it is surrounded by the Burt Plain. The highest point of the Hann Range is Mount Evatt with an elevation of 802 metres (2,631 ft). The Stuart Highway bisects the range not far from Mount Evatt.
The range is situated in the Ngalia Basin at the south and eastern end. The area is composed of a well defined ridge of silicified brown sandstone overlaying the basement rock. The ridge is made up of outcropping Vaughan Springs Quartzite of a similar age and lithology to the Heavitree Quartzite that overlook Alice Springs. Th metamorphic basement is composed of Mount Bleechmore Granulite.
The traditional owners of the area are the Arrente who know the area as Arwerlt Atwaty.
The Native Gap Conservation Reserve is part of the Range, the gap is a sacred site to the Arrente and Anmatyerr peoples. The area is at the junction of many creation stories, and the name of the site in the Arrente dialect is Arurlte Artwatye, where Arurlte means 'the top of the shoulders across the neck' and Artwatye means 'gap'.
The Range is thought to have been named by John Ross while surveying a route for the Overland Telegraph in 1870 after the explorers and pastoralists Frank and William Hann.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:35 UTC on Sunday, 17 December 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hann_Range.
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