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Kosciuszko fishing map for Douglas Stewart

[Kosciuszko fishing map for Douglas Stewart] [cartographic material] by Margaret Coen, ca. 1960.

Scale [ca. 1:79 200]. 1 ¼ in. = 1 mile (E 148°14ʹ35"–E 148°38ʹ22"/S 36°24ʹ05"–S 36°33ʹ01") . 1 ms. map : col., silk ; on sheet 56 x 80 cm.

Manuscript map drawn on Japanese silk created by Margaret Coen for Douglas Stewart in c. 1960 showing fishing spots around the “The Creel” fishing lodge in the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. Shows the town of Jindabyne prior to being moved as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme in the late 1960s.


Area: covers from approx. Mt. Kosciusko [ie Kosciuszko] to Jindabyne and from “The Creel at Thredbo” to the Moonbah or Mowamba River.
Shows ten fishing spots, places of interest, roads, rivers and creeks, building outlines including “the Creel”. Also has the poem, “The snow-gum”, by Douglas Stewart. Cartographic detail and illustrations in water colour and ink. A zoomable version is here.


This map was created from an original manuscript map titled, “Fishing from the Creel”, drawn by Colin Oswald Healey. The map came as part of a collection donated by Meg Stewart. Along with the map are the Stewart family collection photographs of trout fishing holidays in the Snowy Mountains area, ca. 1935-1984. For a remembrance of her parents and more on the map, see an article by Meg Stewart here.