Murder on Victoria Pass, Caroline Collits

A man and woman with a sulky and driver pose in the afternoon light on Mitchell’s viaduct, also known as the second bridge, on Victoria Pass. Note the massive convict-built masonry walls and buttresses of the causeway across the gully. Image by Katoomba photographer Harry Phillips, from about 1910. Blue Mountains City Library Local Studies Collection.  The improved line of road to bypass the steep tracks at Mt York was surveyed by Thomas Livingston Mitchell in 1830 and named by him Victoria Pass. In February 1832 there were nearly 400 convicts working on the Pass and its spectacular stone causeways. It … Continue reading Murder on Victoria Pass, Caroline Collits