C1862

Design for the Village of Rockley. County of Georgiana.

Map of Rockley, New South Wales. Very rare early colonial map of the historic village of Rockley printed in 1862. Rockley was surveyed in 1813, making it one of the oldest settlements west of the Blue Mountains.  On 21 February, 1829 … Read Full Description

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S/N: NSW-1862-ROCKLEY–435007
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Full Title:

Design for the Village of Rockley. County of Georgiana.

Date:

C1862

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Paper Size: 

384mm 
x 543mm
AUTHENTICITY
Design for the Village of Rockley. County of Georgiana. - Antique Map from 1862

Genuine antique
dated:

1862

Description:

Map of Rockley, New South Wales. Very rare early colonial map of the historic village of Rockley printed in 1862.

Rockley was surveyed in 1813, making it one of the oldest settlements west of the Blue Mountains.  On 21 February, 1829 Governor Darling granted 1,920 acres in the area to Captain Watson Augustus Steel who named his property ‘Rockley’ after his birthplace in Wiltshire, England.  Discoveries of gold and copper in the late 1840s brought prosperity to the town and at its peak was home to around 2-3,000 people. The village was officially gazetted in 1851 when local landholders requested that part of the stock reserve be surveyed into allotments so they could be purchased by tradesmen to service the local districts.

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