Category Archives: Maps

Penrith, NSW. Signs of the Times

Do History and Heritage Still Matter? Penrith is fortunate to have the Nepean River. Captain Watkin Tench was the first European to find and name the river, in 1798. Today, the river is the centre of many social and leisure activities … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: Crossing the Gippsland Lakes, 1902.

Still Day 2:  Sale to Cunninghame aboard the ‘Omeo’ Wednesday March 26th, 1902.                                                        … Continue reading

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1841 Map of Australia & New South Wales by William Baker.

Crossing Boundaries.  While looking for information on the 1841 NSW Census for Yass, in the Lachlan Land District, I came across a rather tantalizing map at the National Library of Australia. Closer examination of the fine print revealed that the … Continue reading

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