What is the history of Blaxland

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What is the history of Blaxland

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021

Blaxland (234m)

This area at the junction of the first three roads up the eastern escarpment was first referred to by the name of the inn, The Pilgrim, which was established here in the late 1820s. When a platform was built here on the arrival of the railway in 1867 it became known as Wascoe’s after the licensee of the inn, John Outrim Wascoe.

The name of Blaxland was assigned in 1879, in memory of the explorer Gregory Blaxland who led the expedition which found a route across the Blue Mountains in 1813.

More info here: https://www.askroz.com.au/blog/origin-of-blue-mountains-town-names/

Blaxland - Map

Blaxland – Map

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021
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