What is the history of Mount Victoria

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What is the history of Mount Victoria

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 18, 2021

Mount Victoria (1111m)

This name was given by Surveyor-General Thomas Mitchell to the mountain down which his Pass of Victoria was constructed in 1832. His surveyors also marked the highest point in the area which appeared on Mitchell’s map as One Tree Hill. In 1849 a toll bar was erected about a mile and a half to the east of Victoria Pass at a spot called Broughton’s Waterhole, a popular camping site for travellers and stock from the earliest days of the road. The toll bar cottage still exists.

Though the railway platform erected in 1869 bore the name of Mount Victoria, the use of both One Tree Hill and Mount Victoria for the location caused confusion until the 1880s when official preference for the latter triumphed.

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

 

Mount Victoria - Map

Mount Victoria – Map

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