These photographs were taken at Mount Hay in early January, after the fires that burnt in the wilderness areas of the Blue Mountains throughout December. I will go back soon to see how things are progressing.
Words to Walk With:
From the survey field book of George Evans the surveyor who marked the first survey over the Blue Mountains – reproduced on a “Footsteps in Time” monument at Lawson.
Date 4th January 1814
The mountains are as yesterday; fired in all directions; at 11 oClock I was upon the high hill; all objects Eastward are obscured by thick smoke; - We stopped where there was feed for the Horses and Water. Distance 5-1/4 Miles.