|Everyone has heard of
Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson's crossing of the Blue Mountains. But
few know that a French exile named Barrallier reached a point further
westward, eleven years before the famous three.
Barrallier's achievements in other areas -- such as the Hunter
River & overseas -- have remained unrecognised.
What was a Frenchman doing in the British Army, and how did he come
to be exploring in New South Wales? Why did his friend Governor King
appoint him as an ambassador to the king of the mountains? And why was
the capable young explorer, surveyor & engineer suddenly obliged
to leave the colony?
This is an account of Barrallier's fascinating life & journeys.
Much new information is brought to light, & several intriguing
|Left: Map of Barralliers excursions
from Nattai. Half size.
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Andy Macqueen has been an enthusiastic bushwalker & wilderness
explorer since he first ventured into 'Barrallier country' in 1965. A
former water resources engineer, practising in remote areas throughout
Australia, he now teaches school students in wilderness education,
& writes & researches in history & the environment.
He lives in the Blue Mountains with his family, & is active in
the Springwood Bushwalking Club & the Scout movement..
|Blue Mountains to Bridgetown
The Life & Journeys of
Published by Andy Macqueen,
39 Bee Farm Rd,
Springwood, NSW 2777, Australia.
153 pages, B&W photos, maps.