In this new Australian History Mystery we will be investigating the mysteries and myths surrounding the Crossing of the Blue Mountains – who did it, when and why it happened, why was it so important and do the monuments that commemorate the crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813 really tell the true story?
We have just finished filming on location in the Blue Mountains at Mount York, St Marys, Glenbrook, Lithgow and also at the National Museum of Australia.
With the 200th anniversary of the crossing coming up in 2013 it is an appropriate time to review this great feat – an achievement that led to rapid expansion within Australia. It is also a time to find out the truth of what happened, knowing all aspects of the story, the good and the bad, and owning both as part of our history.
Watch this space for further updates. Publication date: August 2012.