Mt Rouse Or Kolor
It has inspired story and rhyme
by Francis Duggan
Mt Rouse the hill as old as time
Kolor it's indigenous name
Given to it by those here when Europeans came.
Long before there was a Penshurst Town
Old Kolor like a sentinel looked down
On what now is the Southern Grampians Shire
A once land of volcanos and fire.
The signs of volcanic eruptions can be found
In the paddocks for many miles around
The stones formed where the hot lava did flow
From Kolor many centuries ago.
since a name it is only a name
Mt Rouse and Kolor are one of the same
It has seen many Seasons come and go
Since the hot lava from it did flow.