2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the Blue Mountains Crossings, which opened up the rest of New South Wales to the early white settlers. Today the Blue Mountains community has celebrated that achievement but also reflected on the impact it had on Aboriginal people.
6 May 2013 - 4:50 PM  UPDATED 3 Sep 2013 - 6:14 PM

The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, have been inhabited for millennia by the Gundungurra and Darug people.

When Europeans arrived, the rough terrain was considered an impassable barrier.

Today marks 200 years since explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson forged a crossing.

It opened up the rest of New South Wales to settlers.

Now the local community is reflecting on the achievement and the changes it wrought.

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