Blue Mountains Icons Project

Funded through a 2015 Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust grant, the Dictionary of Sydney has partnered with Varuna, The Writers House to commission five writers to create essays relating to significant Blue Mountain sites – the Blue Mountains icons. The essays, now published, are:

As part of this collaboration, four of the writers – Delia Falconer, Julian Leatherdale, Naomi Parry and John Low – will talk with Dr Lisa Murray at a special Sydney Writers Festival event in Katoomba:

Date: 16 May
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Place: The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Single Session Tickets $15 (only available at the door on the day, subject to availability). Book here.

Orphan Rock, Katoomba 1886, by H Henry, contributed by Graham Trevena from the album ‘Works by Members of the Amateur Photographic Society of NSW presented by the Society to His Excellency Lord Carrington August 1886’

Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour.