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Mount Kynoch was renamed to commemorate the 30 years of service to the Highfields Shire by former Councillor John Kynoch. A granite tablet was unveiled on the mountain in 1934 to commemorate the event. 

Very few men in Australia have been honoured by having a mountain renamed after them. Councillor J. Kynoch, of the Highfields Shire Council, in the Darling Downs (Q.) district, is one. Recently, in recognition of Councillor Kynoch's remarkable record as a councillor, the Highfields council renamed Stoney Mountain, a well-known landmark in the district, as Mount Kynoch, and the Governor of Queensland (Sir Leslie Wilson) unveiled a granite tablet on the mountain to commemorate the occasion. For an unbroken period of thirty years Councillor Kynoch has been a member of the Highfields Shire Council, and has never missed a meeting. He has been chairman of the council for the last 17 years, and has never accepted one penny from the council as allowances or expenses, but instead has spent more than £1000 of his own money when doing council business. His fine record is said to be without parallel in the Commonwealth. — E.
Sydney Mail (NSW), Wednesday 6 June 1934.


Address:New England Highway, Mount Kynoch, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.509348
Long: 151.955789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Natural Feature
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th April, 1934
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Mount Kynoch

Named to commemorate 30 years of valuable & gratuitous service rendered to the Shire of Highfields by Councillor John Kynoch (Chairman)

Ceremony performed by His Ex. the Governor Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, P.C. G.C.S. I.G.C.I.E, C.M.C., D.S.O

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Source: MA
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