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06-February-2016
06-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plinth commemorates George Evans, the first European to complete a crossing of the Blue Mountains and it marks a point on the track that Evans surveyed for the building by William Cox of the first road over the mountains.

The Evans Survey Markers were installed as part of the Footsteps in Time Bicentenary Project in 1988 andrecently restored.

There are fifteen, mostly unseen pillars or obelisks that re-mark the original 1813-14 survey by surveyor, George Evans who followed close behind the explorers Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth & their 1813 Blue Mountains Crossing. In July, 1814 a party of men led by William Cox commenced building the road from Daniel Woodriff's farm at Penrith to Bathurst. Governor Macquarie travelled to Bathurst on the new 100 mile long road in April 1815.

 

Location

Address:Sir Henrys Parade, Corridor of Oaks, Jackson Park, Faulconbridge, 2776
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.695037
Long: 150.539423
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th May, 1992
Front Inscription

Traverse of George William Evans
Latitude             33° 41' 47''
Longtitude       150° 32' 15"

6th Jan.1814
Faulconbridge marker

Unveiled by Jennifer Hunt
24th May, 1992

Footsteps in Time

 

Source: MA
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