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Join the Blue Mountains Historical Society and Mountain’s historian, John Low, on Saturday 9 November as they launch Keith Painter’s latest book | ‘Fifty Blue Mountains Openings: Tracks, Look Outs, Monuments… and a few surprises’.

About Keith Painter |

Keith Painter has lived in the Blue Mountains and Bathurst for almost fifty years. He is the author and publisher of the Pocket Pal Blue Mountains Bush Walking guides, which have introduced many people to the tracks developed for day walkers throughout the mountains.

Keith has also written a number of books focusing on local history, including “The Chert Bubble” and “Padley of the Pedestal”. This new book, “Fifty Blue Mountains Openings –Tracks, Lookouts, Monuments …and a few surprises” examines 50 significant Blue Mountains events and ceremonies and includes over 280 illustrations. It describes the people who took part, the documented records as well as current views of the events. Some historic photos in the book have never been published before.


Image above | Keith Painter, Courtesy of the Blue Mountains Historical Society.

Fifty Blue Mountains Openings - Tracks, Lookouts, Monuments ... and a Few Surprises

“Royal Visitors, Prime Ministers, Premiers, Governors, Members of Parliament, Councillors, Residents …Men, Women, Children …All have played a part in the opening ceremonies of Blue Mountains Tracks, Lookouts, Monuments (… and a few surprises) that in most cases have endured through the years and remain with us today.”


When | Saturday, 9 November 2019 at 10:00 am.

Where | Blue Mountains History Centre, 9 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW.

All welcome.