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Blue Mountains crossed, 1813 [picture] / N.H. Roughley
Bib ID 5232318
Format PicturePicture
Author
Roughley, N. H
 
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Printer (Sydney : Offset Press)
Description [Sydney? : s.n., 191-?] 
1 poster : col. ill. ; 36 x 99 cm. 
Series

Epoch educational friezes".

Summary

Poster of artwork depicting three men (two standing and one sitting) on the mountain ridge and looking into the far mountain range.

Biography/History

In 1813, Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth, and Lieutenant Lawson, along with four servants, pack horses and dogs, set off on an exploration which was to create history. On the 11th May 1813 the explorers departed from Emu Plains reaching the foothills of the Blue Mountains, or Glenbrook as it is known today. They recorded the trek required constant hacking through thick scrub and treading through "damp dew-laden undergrowth". Having insufficient food and also in fear of attack by Aborigines. These factors, in combination with sickness, nearly saw the men defeated by the rugged terrain. 29th May 1813, the Blue Mountains was no longer considered an impassible barrier following the discovery of the gently sloping mountains to the west.

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"Epoch educational friezes".

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853 -- Posters.  |  Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872 -- Posters.  |  Lawson, William, 1774-1850 -- Posters.  |  Voyages and travels 1750-1800 -- Posters.  |  Explorers -- New South Wales -- Blue Mountains -- Posters.  |  Discoveries in geography -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Posters -- Australia.  |  Blue Mountains (N.S.W.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Posters.  |  New South Wales -- Discovery and exploration -- Posters.
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