History – Spring Wood

Shortly after the early explorers Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth together with 3 convicts, 1 kangaroo hunter, 4 horses & 5 dogs, crossed the Blue Mountains,  William Cox constructed a road across the Blue Mountains.

In April 1815, Governor Macquarie traveled through the Blue Mountains and rested in Spring Wood ….. he was accompanied by artist John Lewin

Painting of early Spring Wood ….. (State Library of NSW Collection Item)

John Lewin’s painting of Governor Macquarie’s rest stop in Spring Wood

(research by Mike Purtell with John Papanidis)