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The plaque commemorates the bicentenary of the first recognized crossing of the mountains by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson and their party in 1813 which led to the first inland settlement and survival of the colony. Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth reached the area of Mount York on the 28th May 1813. 

It also commemorates the bicentenary of the construction of the road by William Cox over the Blue Mountains in 1814 and the journey of Governor Macquarie from Emu Ford to Bathurst which he named in 1815. 



Address:Great Western Highway & Gardenia Avenue, Arms of Australia Inn Museum, Emu Plains, 2750
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.749631
Long: 150.669288
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:May-1813


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th July, 2015
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This plaque commemorates the Bicentenary of :

The crossing of the Blue Mountains by 
Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson from South Creek in May 1813

The construction by William Cox of a road across the mountains 
to the Western Plains in July 1814

The journey of Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his party from Emu Ford to the new settlement which he named Bathurst in May 1815

This plaque was unveiled by Fiona Scott, Federal MP for Lindsay on 19 July 2015

Nepean District Historical Society 2015

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au