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Myles Dunphy collection

Student activities

Task no. 1

Myles Dunphy collection

Analyse Sources 3 to 11 relating to the Blue Mountains NSW from the Myles Dunphy collection.

Examine the sources below and answer the following questions:

Observe: What has been done by hand? What information has Myles recorded in his sketch? What does he describe in his notes?

Infer: What was the purpose of the diary? How would Myles have used the diary?

Myles Dunphy papers mainly relating to the bushwalking conservation movement, 1905-1984, 1905-1982
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Myles Dunphy papers mainly relating to the bushwalking conservation movement, 1905-1984 [Image view], 1905-1982
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Myles Dunphy papers mainly relating to the bushwalking conservation movement, 1905-1984,
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Task no. 2

Myles' perceptions of the Blue Mountains area

Examine the sources below and answer the following questions:

Observe: What are the natural features of the area? What is Myles or his companion doig in the image?

Infer: What were Myles' perceptions of the Blue Mountains area? Why do you think that?

Box 81: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Grose, ca. 1910-1930, ca. 1910-1930
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Box 24: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Tuglow, Kanangra, Cedar Road, Burragorang with G. Matheson, 1915,
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Box 21: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Boyd, Kanangara, Burragorang with Davies De Mol and Barker 1919, 1919
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Box 21: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Boyd, Kanangara, Burragorang with Davies De Mol and Barker 1919, 1919
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Box 22: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Gallop, Dunphy, Burragorang, Lower Cox's River, Lower Kowmung, Kookum, Bushrangers Pass, Wentworth falls, 1916,
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Task no. 3

Blue Mountains National Park

Explore the zoomable image of Source 11: Myles Dunphy's 1933 map of his and his club members' proposed Blue Mountains National Park. Discuss why the map was made, its purpose and reasons of a national park.

Box 14: Myles Dunphy lantern slides of Blue Mountains National Park, ca. 1910-1930,
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Task no. 4

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Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

View contemporary images of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and research the unique values that were promoted for its inclusion onto the World Heritage List

Use your research and the downloadable resource to answer the questions in the table.