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1820 Crookwell


Woodhouselee, Crookwell district, Grabben Gullen
Seeking a road route to Bathurst, James Meehan with James Charker, Joseph Wild and James Vaughan was at Wallandilli (Arthursleigh) on 20 April.  They crossed the Cookbundoon (almost opposite the area of Norrong), where Charker left them to explore the Wallandilly for suitable places to pasture the Government cattle.  On 23 April Meehan and his remaining men went westward and reached the vicinity of Woodhouselee (catching, en route, a view of the Mulwaree Plains he had travelled through in 1818) and the upper reaches of the Wallandilly. On 24 and 25 April he continued westerly passing about 12 kilometres south of the site of Crookwell and one kilometre south of Grabben Gullen.  Surveying the country from a high point, he decided to head in a north-westerly direction on his way to Bathurst.

Photograhs by Jennifer Lamb, Crookwell – Pontilla lane west side of Cookbundoon Range, 2019
  1820  /  Art  /  Last Updated December 9, 2019 by Giselle Newbury  / 

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