What is the history of Mount Irvine

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What is the history of Mount Irvine

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 18, 2021

Mount Irvine (850m)

It is claimed that those responsible for naming the mountain beyond Mount Wilson in the late 1860s mistakenly gave it this name in the belief that it was located within the parish of Irvine. It is actually in the parish of Bilpin. Another theory suggests that the name was given in honour of John Bowie Wilson, Minister for Lands at the time, who was born at Irvine in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1820.

Mount Irvine was not settled until 1897, when Charles Robert Scrivener, Basil Knight-Brown and Harold Morley each took up land there.

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

Mount Irvine - Map

Mount Irvine – Map

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