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Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby Hughmac » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 4:24 pm

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232118121/vi ... gecarribee
A quick link for those familiar with the southern half of the Blue Mountains WHA of a pretty amazing map from 1894. Well worth a look if you're into that sort of thing.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby GregG » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 9:44 pm

This is great stuff, especially the bits that are now underwater, it has many hours of armchair bushwalking therein. Thanks Hughmack.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby clarence » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 10:08 pm

Amazing stuff. There are lots right up into Lacy's Creek.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby FatCanyoner » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 8:53 am

Fascinating. I didn't realise there was a plan for a railway line along Scotts Main Range. I feel like that was devised by someone who didn't know the country. No idea how they intended to climb Mt Colong!

Is interesting that the rugged bushwalking areas are just blanks. Clearly they either lacked the knowledge or interest to explore them properly.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby JohnnoMcJohnno » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 11:43 am

Great map, what a good find and thanks for sharing. So Kanangra Walls was Kowmung Walls in 1894? And they had it set aside for public recreation even back then.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby Lophophaps » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 4:13 pm

There are quite a few maps from the 1830s on that cast a new light on features. This map
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/64 ... tralia-new
has Kosciusko very close to the Murray with an alternative name Mount Wellington. Pilot is called Mount Mawibah or similar - the coloured line goes over the name, which is quite hard to read. The regions are a mix of English and Australian - Lincoln and Dampier.

This
https://bartelegallery.com/product/anti ... is-c-1851/
has mainly English names for the regions - Westmoreland, Somerset and Cornwall. In SW Tassie the peaks and ranges are mainly un-named, expected in 1851. Look for Peaked Hill, Adamason and High Round Mountain. Cradle and Barn Bluff are named, but not Ossa. West of the Great Lake is Platform Bluff.

Such maps can be very fascinating, and the older ones are very pretty. Beware of descriptions when buying. These maps were produced in bulk and are properly described as antique prints. However, a modern reproduction can also be accurately described as an antique print, but instead of being worth $500 it's worth about $10.
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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby rcaffin » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 10:46 am

Thanks!
As FatCanyoner said: blank areas . . .

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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby kanangra » Tue 21 Sep, 2021 4:34 pm

I notice "Pub. School" on Hollanders River above Budthingaroo. Never knew about that? Or the railway mentioned. Found a few old articles on trove about it. Very interesting.

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Re: Southern Blue Mountains Map 1894

Postby puredingo » Wed 22 Sep, 2021 8:55 am

Very intriguing? Good on ya Hugh. I notice they don’t recognise or at least credit the name “Oberon Colong stock route”

As far as the blank areas go could it be that this is a map of sale and the spoken for lots don’t get allotted or marked? Just a guess, I wouldn’t have a clue. I know for a fact some parts of the map without lots have definitely been selected at some time in history.
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