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Footsteps in Time Marker : -09-04-2014
Footsteps in Time Marker : -09-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
Monument commemorates the remarking of the first survey over the Blue Mountains by George Evans in 1813-1814.

George William Evans (5 January 1780 – 16 October 1852) was a surveyor and early explorer in the colony of New South Wales. On 13 November 1813 Governor Lachlan Macquarie sent Evans across the Blue Mountains into the Wiradjuri nation of central-western New South Wales to confirm the findings of the exploration party of Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth. He was the first European to record meeting with the Wiradjuri people of the region.  Evans generally followed the route of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, reaching the end of their route on 26 November 1813 at a point Evans named Mount Blaxland. Evan's party then moved on and discovered the Fish River area and further west near the junction of the now named Fish and Campbell Rivers and described two plains in his view, the O'Connell Plains and the Macquarie Plains. It was on 9 December that he reached the site of present day Bathurst.

Location

Address:Macquarie Road, Springwood, 2777
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.698827
Long: 150.566718
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

(Top plaque)
UNVEILED BY
HIS EXCELLENCY, SIR DAVID MARTIN KCMG AO
(GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES)
ON 26TH APRIL 1990

(Lower plaque)

FOOTSTEPS
IN
TIME


THE RE-MARKING OF
THE FIRST SURVEY
OVER THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
BY

GEORGE WILLIAM EVANS
DECEMBER 1813 - JANUARY 1814

THIS MONUMENT IS PLACED AS CLOSE TO THE LOCATION OF EVAN'S SURVEYED LINE AS CAN BE CALCULATED FROM HIS ORIGINAL FIELD BOOK

IT IS IDENTICAL TO THE BASE OF A TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY PILLAR, CURRENTLY USED THROUGHOUT N.S.W. FOR MAJOR SURVEYS, OF WHICH EVAN'S WORK WAS A FORERUNNER

The "Footsteps in Time" Project was initiated by John Yeaman B.E.M.
and carried out by
The Blue Mountains City Council & The N.S.W. Department of Lands
with funding by
The Australian Bicentennial Authority
to celebrate
Australia`s Bicentenary in 1988 


 

Source: MA
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