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Dunphy Kowmung Adventure - Walk Updates

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September 26th 2014 - Katoomba to Old Ford

Walk Blog by Dave Noble

Read Dave Noble's Dunphy Kowmung Adventure Blog

One hundred years ago, in 1914, a classic bushwalk took place. Myles Dunphy and Herbert “Bert” Gallop set off from Katoomba for an adventure along the Kowmung River. This walk, in many ways marked the beginning of both the sport of bushwalking and also the conservation of wild places in Australia.

Walk photo diary by David Noble

All images © David Noble. No image can be used for any purpose without permission.

Above - Alex and Sierra above Tuglow Falls

Video: Interviews with walkers and supporters

Video interviews with walkers and supporters by Lysis Films

Sierra and Alex

Kalang Morrison Jones

Milo Morrison Jones

Sabina, Rachel and Cynthia

A Meandering Account of Wooglemai to Picton on Foot

It took us much longer to leave today. Mooching along was exactly what we seemed to be doing. Kalang, Milo, Alex, and I all slept in and around the gum leaf. I woke up relatively early, made a cup of tea and went to Barrallier’s Lookout in front of the beautiful little chapel that Bob Anderson designed. I spent about an hour and a half there writing reflections about the walk and drawing the scenery. A female lyrebird and numerous small finches came to see what I was doing.

Sierra Classen's Journal

Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure 26 September - 6 October 2014

Sierra Classen kept a journal during the re-enactment. Her journal is divided into four parts and gives an experience of the walk.


Video: Wrap Presented at the World Parks Conference

The Garry Caganoff production for the Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure, Colong Wilderness walk. Shows Alex, Sierra and Wyn describing their experiences re-enacting the 1914 Myles Dunphy and Bert Gallop walk. It was on this walk that Myles began to get an appreciation for how special the Blue Mountains region was and the need for its conservation.

Day 11: Monday: 06 October 2014

After a great night at Wooglemai with the support of the Catholic Bushwalking Club and the catering by Rotary the walkers set off for Picton railway station to complete the re-enactment.


Spot track to Picton

Kalang, Sierra, Milo and Alex walking through historic Picton

Day 10: Sunday: 05 October 2014

Lake Burragorang, early morning

Lake Burragorang

Looking north, the Tonalli Tableland sits above Lake Burragorang.

Lake Burragorang

Day 9: Saturday: 04 October 2014

Spot Tracker Map showing location of walkers. View the latest location.

Day 9 Spot track

The famous Paddy Pallin Era tent at Yerranderie by morning light.