What is the history of Megalong Valley

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What is the history of Megalong Valley

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 18, 2021

Megalong Valley (578m)

The name Megalong is of Aboriginal origin, said to mean roughly “valley under the rock”. The valley, first surveyed in 1838, was settled long before the railway crossed the Blue Mountains, the pioneers travelling up from the districts of Burragorang and Camden.

In the 1880s, with the opening of the Six Foot Track from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves and the development of shale mining, the population at the Katoomba end of the valley increased and a small mining township grew up at the base of Nellie’s Glen.

When the Megalong Valley Road opened in 1897 and mining operations began to peter out, the orientation of the valley community shifted to Blackheath.

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

 

Megalong Valley - Map

Megalong Valley – Map

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 18, 2021
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