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[Map of the Wild Dog Mountains region] [cartographic material] /...

[Map of the Wild Dog Mountains region] [cartographic material] / M.J. Dunphy, 1931.

Area: from north of Black Billy Head to the Austen Steeps, from Grand Faults [i.e. Grand Bluffs] to Little Cedar Creek.
Shows Black Dog track, Mouin Front trail, other un-named hiking trails, mountains, rivers, creeks, swamps, Carlons’, Davy’s Camp, McLaughlin’s hut, gate, and notes on terrain. Part of the Myles J. Dunphy collection.


Pen and ink, lead and coloured pencil on tracing paper.

1 ms. map : col. ; on sheet 76.8 x 56.8 cm. Holograph, signed. Relief shown by hachures.

This hand drawn walkers map was created by conservationist and bushwalker Myles Dunphy. Dunphy was a founding member of the Mountain Trails Club of New South Wales which led in part to the creation of the Sydney Bushwalkers and the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs in 1932. He was an early member of the Australian wilderness movement which sought protection of what is now the Blue Mountains National Park. This work was carried on by his son Milo Dunphy. The Library hold a large collection of the papers of both Myles and Milo and also various associated bushwalking clubs.

See a zoomable version of the map here. Here you can better see charmingly dog inspired names of local features and trails such as Faithful Hound, Bad Dog, Bad Pup, Blue Dog Creek and Playground of the Dingoes.