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William Lawson - Journal of an expedition across the Blue Mountains, 11 May - 6 June 1813

William Lawson (1774-1850) was an explorer and pastoralist. Lawson trained as a surveyor, but joined the New South Wales Corps in 1799. He later became a lieutenant in the New South Wales Veterans Company. In 1813 he accompanied Gregory Blaxland and William Charles Wentworth in the first successful attempt to find a route across the Blue Mountains. From 1819 to 1824 he was commandant of the new settlement at Bathurst, and made several further journeys of exploration in that area. He died at Veteran Hall, his grant at Prospect, in 1850. Journal, in Lawson's hand, written in a notebook. Lawson provides a detailed description of times and distances of the route of the journey, and some description of the terrain.

William Lawson (1774-1850) was an explorer and pastoralist. Lawson trained as a surveyor, but joined the New South Wales Corps in 1799. He later became a lieutenant in the New South Wales Veterans Company. In 1813 he accompanied Gregory Blaxland and William Charles Wentworth in the first successful attempt to find a route across the Blue Mountains.

From 1819 to 1824 he was commandant of the new settlement at Bathurst, and made several further journeys of exploration in that area. He died at Veteran Hall, his grant at Prospect, in 1850.

Journal, in Lawson's hand, written in a notebook. Lawson provides a detailed description of times and distances of the route of the journey, and some description of the terrain.

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