Harry Peckman – the poetical whip (1846-1934)

HARRY PECKMAN, THE BLUE MOUNTAINS POET (1846-1934) Harry Peckman was a true ‘Blue Mountaineer’. Born at Kurrajong in 1846, he lived the whole of his life in the Blue Mountains region and died in Katoomba in 1934. As a young man, in the days before the western railway line was built, he drove wagons and coaches on the road between Penrith and Hartley. Then, when the Mountains developed its reputation as a tourist destination, he began taking visitors to the local scenic attractions. In the early 1880s he and his brother, John, established livery stables in Parke Street, Katoomba, at … Continue reading Harry Peckman – the poetical whip (1846-1934)