Blue Mountains Bushwalking Guides
& Local History Books

Mountain Mist Books brings you the Pocket Pal range of pocket-sized bushwalking guides
PLUS a growing range of local history books.

Blue Mountains History Hound

Welcome to Blue Mountains History Hound!

During the past 25 years as I have been researching bushwalking tracks and other Blue Mountains History I have found a few mysteries and sometimes a find has raised further questions.

It has been my privilege to have solved a number of these mysteries, found answers to questions and, on a few occasions, rewritten our understanding of some aspect of local history.

Some of these topics will be covered in Blue Mountains History Hound reports.

The reports will be in PDF format for you to download. Please respect the fact that they are copyright and do ask me if you want to reproduce anything.

Thanks to my son Matthew and grandson Edward for their artistic efforts with our History Hound. Should we call him a mascot?

Happy reading!

- Keith Painter

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 Topics are:

History Hound 1 - What lies beyond Dunn's Leap

History Hound 2 - Where is the Lieutenant Moberly plaque

History Hound 3 - Where is Mount Victoria's Fern Cave

History Hound 4 - The Mystery of Diggers Bridge

History Hound 5 - Did a printer's mistake name a waterfall

History Hound 6 - Weekend Leases Hazelbrook

History Hound 7 - Weekend Leases Glenbrook and Blackheath

History Hound 8 - Where was the 1899 Govetts Leap Banquet held

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