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447154
  • Title
    William Lawson - Journal of an expedition across the Blue Mountains, 11 May - 6 June 1813, together with wax impression of Lawson's seal
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Safe 1/97
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1813
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447154
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 volume) - manuscript
    1 seal (impression)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Lawson (1774-1850) was an explorer and pastoralist. Lawson trained as a surveyor, but joined the New South Wales Corps in 1799. He later became a lieutenant in the New South Wales Veterans Company. In 1813 he accompanied Gregory Blaxland and William Charles Wentworth in the first successful attempt to find a route across the Blue Mountains. From 1819 to 1824 he was commandant of the new settlement at Bathurst, and made several further journeys of exploration in that area. He died at Veteran Hall, his grant at Prospect, in 1850.
  • Scope and Content
    Journal, in Lawson's hand, written in a notebook. Lawson provides a detailed description of times and distances of the route of the journey, and some description of the terrain.

    The volume is accompanied by a wax impression of Lawson's fob seal showing a coat of arms.
  • General note

    Notebook bound by the Library into a leather cover in Oct. 1934.

    Preservation microfilm copy of Safe 1/97 available at CY 1646, frames 1 - 30 made, October 1989.

    See also: [1] C 120/1 (microfilm copy at CY 1642, frames 1-19): Journal of a tour into the country north of Bathurst, 8-24 Nov.1821; [2] C 120/2 (microfilm copy at CY 1642, frames 20-39): Journal of an expedition from Bathurst to the Liverpool Plains, 9-24 Jan. 1822.

    Transferred from Safe 9 to Safe 1

    Photocopy - CYC 123 (a negative photostat copy of Safe 1/97, on open access).
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823646
  • Subject
  • Place
  • Exhibited in
    Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection
    The Governor : Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821 (Travelling exhibition)
    The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821
    Crossing the Blue Mountains
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