coxs road dreaming

Coxs Road Dreaming

coxs road dreaming

39.The Walker-Barton Private Cemetery Wallerawang:

39.The Walker-Barton Private Cemetery Wallerawang:

Location: Can be viewed by driving from the Lake Wallace Darwin memorial (S38) north and then east to a point on the lake edge about 170m from the walled cemetery across the lake, at its confluence with the upper Cox’s River.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 873m AHD; -33.4144, 150.0819

Time required at site: 30 min to 1hr

Relevance to Cox’s Road: Charles Darwin visited this site in 1836, partly using Cox’s Road, the recently completed Mitchell’s Victoria Pass and new line of road, and then via the road to Mudgee. However the walled cemetery had not yet been built when Darwin arrived. Sites 38 and 39 remind us of the ongoing conflict between European and Aboriginal people since 1815, and the subsequent adverse impacts suffered by Aboriginal people.