The day it snowed at the top of Mt Lindesay

Mt Lindesay under digital snow.

Susanna Freymark

Millions of years ago, Mt Lindesay was an active volcano.

Then, it sat extinct (as a volcano) for many more millions of years.

It is such a distinctive mountain with the dramatic sharp edges on its vertical bluffs.

Far from its fiery volcanic days, in June 1949, the Kyogle Examiner reported snow on Mt Lindesay.

Below is the article: (back then Mt Lindesay was spelt as Mt Lindsay).

Woodenbong Close To Snowfall Area

Snow fell on Saturday at places in the immediate vicinity of Woodenbong.

It fell at Legume, 28- miles from Woodenbong, Acacia Plateau, near Legume, and Mt. Cluny, only seven miles from Woodenbong.

Constable K. D. Morrison, of Woodenbong, said that the snow could be seen falling on Mount Lindsay between noon and 3 p.m.

He said that one could tell that it was snowing, but none was visible lying on the Woodenbong side of Mt. Lindsay.

He said that the oldest resident in the district thought they could remember snow falling on other occasions, but most were not sure.

The Kyogle Examiner, June 7, 1949.

Could it snow again on the slopes of Mt Lindesay?

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting 0 degrees in Legume tomorrow, Monday, June 24. The temperature is likely to drop to a minimum of 3 degrees in Woodenbong tomorrow.

The temperature at the top of Mt Lindesay is going to be cold.

Cold enough for snow– who knows?

It would make for some wonderful photos – and a repeat of the headline

Woodenbong Close To Snowfall Area

DID YOU KNOW? Mt Lindesay stands proudly at 1280 metres above sea level in the MacPherson Ranges/Border Ranges of Northern NSW, 10 km south of the NSW/Queensland state border. 

More info here.

Here is a news clipping from the Northern Star (1984) submitted by John James Maloney.

Vintage Kyogle Facebook page featured the Trove article.

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