Since it was forbidden for them to marry, the brothers decided to try and abduct the
The tribal war that resulted from this action
threatened the lives of the sisters.
In order to save them, a well
meaning witchdoctor cast a powerful spell that turned the
sisters into rock formations.
This was only meant to be
temporary as he fully intended to turn them back to their
original form after the war was over.
witchdoctor did not count among his extraordinary powers the
ability to see the future.
If he did, he would have known
that he would not survive the war and thus would be unable
to restore the sisters to their original form.
Since no one
else knew how to reverse the spell, The Three Sisterss
remained very large yet beautiful rock formations.
There are claims, however,
that this myth was fabricated for marketing purposes and did
not originate from Aboriginal folklore.
origins, the story makes the rock formations a great deal
more interesting. The whole tragic romance bit sells tickets
The Three Sisterss is part of
several Blue Mountains attractions. Formed by a geological
phenomenon known as erosion, The Three Sisterss are made
of soft sandstone that broke apart when water seeped through
the cracks. It is predicted that eventually the Three
Sisters, with time, will completely erode away. It is
therefore important to properly document these formations to
the best of human ability.
Meehni, the tallest of the
Three Sisters, stands at 922 meters. Wimlah stands a close
second at 918 meters while Gunnedoo is 906 meters high.