Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson
Yesterday, 11 May 2015, was the anniversary of the day that explorers Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth and William Lawson set out from Sydney on their adventure to cross the Blue Mountains. It was hoped that there would be suitable farming and grazing land on the other side of the Blue Mountains. At the time there was a shortage of land around Sydney, that was sufficiently fertile for farming.
Their expedition through rugged bushland was successful and as a result, all three explorers were granted 1000 acres as reward for their success
The explorers are pictured below – left: William Lawson 1774-1850 right: William Wentworth 1790-1872
below centre: Gregory Blaxland 1778-1853