Celebrating the Blue Mountains Crossing

Posted by barbara on May 13, 2013

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It's 200 years to the week that three 'landed gentry' venturers (Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth) assisted by assigned convicts and packhorses, set out to cross the 'sandstone divide' of the Blue Mountains. 

Their claim to fame is that they were the first of the incomers, the British Europeans, to find a way across the uplifted landform that had been traversed for thousands of years by Indigenous Australians living in and around the Blue Mountains.

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