Mount Blaxland (New South Wales)

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A sketch of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth's route across the Blue Mountains in 1813 prepared by F Walker in 1913. The Great Western Road has been inserted to show how closely it has followed the track of the explorers in its general direction.

Mount Blaxland, actually a hill, is located about 25 kilometres south of Lithgow at longitude -33.548500061, latitude 150.117904663.[1] It was the furthest point reached by Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth on their historic 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains.[2]

The name was bestowed upon it by Surveyor-General George Evans when, later in 1813, Evans arrived at the terminal point of Blaxland's expedition. Two other smaller conical shaped hills on the opposite side of a nearby stream were named, by Evans, Wentworth's Sugar-Loaf and Lawson's Sugar-Loaf.[2]

Mount Blaxland is located on private property at South Bownfels, south of Lithgow, owned by Glen Ryan. Glen runs cattle on about 1800 hectares of land.[3]


  1. ^ Geodata U.S. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b The Journal of Gregory Blaxland, 1813, note 4. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ Crossing the Blue Mountains: from bush tracks to highways Retrieved 9 March 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°32′54″S 150°07′04″E / 33.54833°S 150.11778°E / -33.54833; 150.11778