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Mitchell, Thomas Sir

Sketch shewing the Razor Back Road and the original direct line for the Great Southern Road with the alteration proposed in favour of Camden

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The map shows the planned, but never constructed, section of the Southern Road from Cambelltown, via Appin and Pheasant's Nest Pass, two routes from Campbelltown over the Razor Back, one via Menangle and the other via Camden. Details in the map and the bridge illustration correspond to letters of 17 April 1830 from the Commissioners for Apportioning and Valuing the Lands of the Colony, one of whom was Mitchell, recommending the building of the Great Southern Road of this map and Mitchell's progress report of 1855 (and letter dated September 1843 enclosed) which recommends the building of wooden bridges. Because of their style and relation to these features the map and view have been attributed to Mitchell and dated around the time he was advocating the type of bridge shown. Includes an illustration: Bridge for the Pheasant's Nest.