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,