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Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (1 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The journey was undertaken for Macquarie 'personally to appreciate...the importance of that country.' NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 100; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (1 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The journey was undertaken for Macquarie 'personally to appreciate...the importance of that country.' NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 100; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (2 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Macquarie states that only two Records of the Colony record previous attempts to discover the 'country westward of the Blue Mountains." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 101; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (2 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Macquarie states that only two Records of the Colony record previous attempts to discover the 'country westward of the Blue Mountains." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 101; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (3 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Favourable reports encouraged Macquarie to order a road be built by convicts "for the Passage and Conveyance of Cattle and Provisions to the Interior." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 102; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (3 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Favourable reports encouraged Macquarie to order a road be built by convicts "for the Passage and Conveyance of Cattle and Provisions to the Interior." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 102; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (4 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. William Cox was given the task of overseeing the roadworks. It was on this road the Macquarie embarked on his 'tour' with his wife, Elizabeth, among the party. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 103; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (4 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. William Cox was given the task of overseeing the roadworks. It was on this road the Macquarie embarked on his 'tour' with his wife, Elizabeth, among the party. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 103; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (5 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The easy and pleasant start to the journey becomes more difficult the further west the party travels. Windsor, the Hawkesbury River and Prospect Hill are visible in the distance. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 104; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (5 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The easy and pleasant start to the journey becomes more difficult the further west the party travels. Windsor, the Hawkesbury River and Prospect Hill are visible in the distance. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 104; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (6 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Here Macquarie writes of the picturesque views which "strike the eye with admiration and astonishment." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 105; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (6 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Here Macquarie writes of the picturesque views which "strike the eye with admiration and astonishment." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 105; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (7 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Macquarie names certain areas during his journey - here he names Mount York and the Cox's River. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 106; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (7 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Macquarie names certain areas during his journey - here he names Mount York and the Cox's River. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 106; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (8 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Arriving at the end of the exploration by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, Macquarie names three "beautiful high hills" in their honour: 'Mount Blaxland’, Wentworth’s Sugar Loaf, and Lawson’s Sugar Loaf’ NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 107; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (8 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Arriving at the end of the exploration by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, Macquarie names three "beautiful high hills" in their honour: 'Mount Blaxland’, Wentworth’s Sugar Loaf, and Lawson’s Sugar Loaf’ NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 107; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (9 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Mention of the drought affecting the Campbell River "so much that it may be more properly called a Chain of Pools than a running stream at the present time." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 108; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (9 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Mention of the drought affecting the Campbell River "so much that it may be more properly called a Chain of Pools than a running stream at the present time." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 108; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (10 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The Bathurst Plains are "at first view very much the appearance of lands in a state of cultivation." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 109; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (10 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The Bathurst Plains are "at first view very much the appearance of lands in a state of cultivation." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 109; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (11 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Naming of Bathurst "in Honour of the present Secretary of State for the Colonies." Also that "the favourable Reports which he had received of the country to the West of the Blue Mountains have not been by any means exaggerated." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 110; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (11 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Naming of Bathurst "in Honour of the present Secretary of State for the Colonies." Also that "the favourable Reports which he had received of the country to the West of the Blue Mountains have not been by any means exaggerated." NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 110; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (12 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. To the west of Bathurst the timber "is much inferior both in size and quality to that within the present Colony..." There has also been no sign of coal or lime but plenty of game. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 111; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (12 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. To the west of Bathurst the timber "is much inferior both in size and quality to that within the present Colony..." There has also been no sign of coal or lime but plenty of game. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 111; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (13 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. List of the game in the area and measurements of the Sydney to Bathurst road including 'stages' along the route where good pasturage for cattle is in abundance. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 112; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (13 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. List of the game in the area and measurements of the Sydney to Bathurst road including 'stages' along the route where good pasturage for cattle is in abundance. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 112; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (14 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The return journey began on 11 May and the party arrived in Sydney on 19 May. Strict orders are included that those who "shall attempt to travel over the Blue Mountains without having previously applied for and obtained permission" will be prevented from doing so by the military. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 113; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (14 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The return journey began on 11 May and the party arrived in Sydney on 19 May. Strict orders are included that those who "shall attempt to travel over the Blue Mountains without having previously applied for and obtained permission" will be prevented from doing so by the military. NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 113; Reel 6038]
Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (15 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Signed by JT Campbell, Secretary NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 114; Reel 6038]
Transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains (15 of 15)
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. Signed by JT Campbell, Secretary NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 114; Reel 6038]
Full transcript - Public notice about Macquarie's journey over the Blue Mountains
Dated 10 June 1815 Describing Macquarie's recent 'tour' over the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. The journey was undertaken for Macquarie 'personally to appreciate...the importance of that country.' NRS 1046 [SZ759, page 100; Reel 6038]