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?

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?

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.

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.