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The lamp commemorates the centenary of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813.

A plaque was added in 2013 to commemorate the bicentenary of the crossing.

The 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains was the expedition led by Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which became the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales by European settlers.The crossing enabled the settlers to access and use the land west of the mountains for farming, and made possible the establishment of Australia's first inland settlement at Bathurst. 


Address:Great Western Highway, Bellevue Park, Lawson, 2783
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.718959
Long: 150.431352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1813
Approx. Event End Date:1913


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th May, 1914
Front Inscription


This Lamp Was Erected
In Commemoration Of The
Centenary Of The First
Crossing Of The
Blue Mountains By
Blaxland, Wentworth &
In The Year 1813.


Back Inscription


Commemorating The Bicentenary
Of The Crossing Of The Blue Mountains
By Lawson, Blaxland, & Wentworth
            In 1813
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lawson


Source: H, MA
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