Rydalmere, NSW. The Female Orphan School Survives

Echoes of another time and place Female Orphan School Parramatta, RG 2019. How often have you driven over the Parramatta River on James Ruse Drive? If you are heading north you may catch a glimpse of the Female Orphan School which has stood there since it first opened in 1818. As it faces the riverContinue reading “Rydalmere, NSW. The Female Orphan School Survives”

History Trails: The Evans 1813-1814 Survey Pillars

                      Traversing the Lower Blue Mountains                        from Penrith to Faulconbridge After all that traipsing over the Blue Mountains it’s time to make life easier with a map to help you locate the Evans surveyContinue reading “History Trails: The Evans 1813-1814 Survey Pillars”

In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains

Evans Survey Pillar Hide & Seek If you’ve ever driven along the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains you have passed the Evans Survey Markers installed as part of the Footsteps in Time Bicentenary Project in 1988 & recently restored. There are fifteen, mostly unseen pillars or obelisks that re-mark the original 1813-14 surveyContinue reading “In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains”