Panoramio is closing. Learn how to back up your data.

Bonoum Falls, behind the Moy Pocket Quarry, Kenilworth, Q.

Bonoum Falls are ephemeral, having a limited catchment of about 1 sq km. The water from this catchment, on the plateau of the Bonoum Range, drops off on the eastern side immediately behind Boral's Moy Pocket quarry. Bonoum Creek drains to the Mary River.

The indigenous name for the prominent cliffs seen from Kenilworth Homestead was Bonoum, but the surveyors also used the name inclusively to refer to the whole of this volcanic block or range rising above the Mary Valley between Imbil and Kenilworth. Recently, Bonoum has been officially recognised as the name for the cliffs, though Kenilworth Bluff is a common alias distinguishing them from the prominent bluff at the northwestern end that is officially Duwirri or Brooloo Bluff.

The Bonoum Plateau was highly significant to the local indigenous population prior to European settlement. In the vicinity of a permanent pool on the plateau, they manufactured stone implements. Percussion marks in the broken quartz stones carried from the Mary River bed up onto the plateau reveal the significant extent of this indigenous history. Other supplies were also available there, and it was a warmer site in winter, being sheltered and above frost level.

Show more
Show less

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 28, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens