Aboriginal story of Mount Elephant and Mount Buninyong An interesting video of a 10,000 year legend.

Trove 1869 article about Mount Elephant From Illustrated Australian News

Stone Circles article 1877 From the Ivor Coster Mount Elephant web site. Includes details of a search for the stones.

Local areas:

Lismore web site Site for all matters of interest to the Lismore community.

Derrinallum web site Same for the Derrinallum community

Skipton web site Same for the Skipton community just to the north, with the Mount Widderin volcanic caves.

Corangamite shire Main web site for the Shire of Corangamite.

Trust for Nature Main site for Trust for Nature, half owner of Mount Elephant


Corangamite stone walls Site explaining the origin of the many stone walls in the district.

Mount Leura A volcanic cone on the rim of a maar near Camperdown, just to the south. An interesting web site.

The full wiki Mount Elephant

TfN Conservation Bulletin about Mount Elephant (on page 10) (This link will open a pdf file of the bulletin)

Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre Very interesting site describing how mt Rouse formed, and with links to many international volcano sites.

Kanawinka Geopark Discusses and has links to many other basalt formations in Western Victoria.

"The Age" article about volcanoes. A very well written summary of the volcanic history of Victoria by a museum expert.

Warrnambool Gem Club Details of the volcanic minerals found on mt Shadwell and other areas. These are similar to mount Elephant.

Guidelines for quarries Current Victorian guidelines for quarries. They are much stricter now than they were then, and involve a bond.

Geological Survey trip 1993 Technical description of the Newer Volcanic province. Mount Elephant on Page 18.