What is the history of Lapstone

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What is the history of Lapstone

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021

Lapstone (106m)

The name “Lapstone Hill” was in use from at least the 1820s and derives from the shape of numerous water-worn stones in the area which were once a part of the bed of the ancient Nepean River. To road workers and travellers they resembled the lap stones used by cobblers.

In 1822 Mrs Elizabeth Hawkins, on her way to Bathurst, wrote: “We now began our ascent up the first Lapstone Hill, so-called from all the stones being like a cobbler’s lapstone.” It was not until 1964, with the subdivision of Arthur Hand’s estate, that a railway station was established with the name Lapstone.

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

 

Lapstone - Map

Lapstone – Map

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