The Anvil Rock, Blackheath, NSW

Anvil Rock, Blackheath, NSW Anvil Rock is a weathered sandstone rock formation, situated on the top of the cliff line above the Grose Valley. It is accessed by Hat Hill Road, Blackheath that runs north along Anvil Ridge. At 900m before Perrys Lookdown there is a left hand intersection and 500m along this is the Anvil Rock car park. Anvil Rock was so named as this rock formation resembles the shape of an anvil. The Rock is a popular location for overseas tour groups as the local road to this site allows an easy and short walking access to one … Continue reading The Anvil Rock, Blackheath, NSW

William Andrew Murphy (1846-1927) the Hermit of Hat Hill Road, Blackheath,

The following is utilises an oral history recording held by Blue Mountains City Library: “Mr Murphy as remembered by Jack and Ted Harris”. The Harris boys, during their schooldays, became acquainted with the old solitary who lived at the foot of Hat Hill overlooking the blue expanse of the Grose Valley. “At this particular spot there was an old gentleman, an old Irishman, by the name of Murphy who with his own hands had built himself a stone house. The stones he collected from the area, a very very rocky area. He used the local soil and mud mixed together … Continue reading William Andrew Murphy (1846-1927) the Hermit of Hat Hill Road, Blackheath,