Baron Ferdinand von Mueller
Where has his name become part of the Australian landscape?
Baron von Mueller is commemorated in the names of:
Mueller Bore (water source), 90 km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory;
two separate Mueller Creeks in the Alice Springs region;
the Mueller Range of mountains, west of Halls Creek in the Kimberley Region, in the north-east of Western Australia;
the Mueller Range of mountains, 105 km south-west of Winton in Queensland;
the Mueller River, which reaches the sea west of Mallacoota in East Gippsland, Victoria;
Von Mueller Creek on Victoria's Great Ocean Road 10 km east of Apollo Bay;
a city park in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia (see a list of German place names in Australia);
Lake Mueller, 140 km north-east of Longreach, Queensland;
a county located near that lake;
Mount Mueller (148m), 80 km south-east of Mataranka, Northern Territory;
Mount Mueller, in the South-West National Park, Tasmania;
Mount Mueller (415m), 180 km south of Halls Creek, in the north-east of Western Australia, also the adjacent Ferdinand Hills;
Mount Von Mueller (489m), 160 km south-east of Wiluna, central Western Australia;
a parish north of Camooweal in the north-west of Queensland.
Outside of Australia his name was given to:
a mountain on the island of Spitzbergen in the North Atlantic;
a mountain range in New Guinea;
a glacier in New Zealand;
a waterfall in Brazil.
In 2001 the government of the State of Victoria planned the construction of the city of Melbourne's first new park in 100 years. An expert panel made two suggestions to the Government for a name for the new park: Yarra Bank or Von Mueller Park. The Premier of Victoria and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne chose the Aboriginal name Birrarung Marr instead.
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