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A plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813 by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth.


Address:Mount York Road , Mount York Lookout, Strickland Pavilion, Mount Victoria, 2786
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.553327
Long: 150.219646
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1813
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Festival of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains in association with the Mt. Victoria & District Historial Society

This plaque was placed on the 28th May 1988, being the 175th anniversary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth, to honour those who pioneered the way, and the dedicated settlers who followed by their efforts in opening up the inland, they led a small penal colony towards the Australia of today.

Presented in the Bicentennial Year, 1988 by the Instittution of Surveyors
J Monteath President

Bernard Fisk     Commissioner for Main Roads
S. J. Day           Secretary for Lands
D. M. Grant       Surveyor-General
Ald. Jim Angel   Mayor, City of Blue Mountains

Source: MA
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