The children have been working for several days on a map to show how the Blue Mountains were explored and crossed in 1813. They also added geological, climate and biological information to the map. We used the free on-line website Scribble Maps. We used the State Library of NSW and NPWS websites and others to collect information.
Try our interactive map. For best viewing expand to full screen (little rectangle on the top right of the map.
The children also used excel to make graphs showing the types of farm animals living in Sydney in 1813. You can see from their graphs that there were huge numbers of sheep (providing wool for the English mills), and this was one reason why new pasture was needed and hence the crossing of the mountains to find it.