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Biographical entry Blackman, James (1792? - 1868)

Kent, England
22 March 1868
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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James Blackman explored parts of Bathurst and Orange district in New South Wales.


Born Kent, England, 1792?. Died Mudgee, 22 March 1868. Arrived Sydney 1801. One of ten farmers granted land at Bathurst 1818, another being his brother John (q.v.); superintendent of convicts at Bathurst 1819-21; marked out a road from Bathurst to Wallerawang 1820; explored a route from Bathurst to the Cudgegong River 1821; traced out a route from Wallerawang to Dabee, near Rylstone, with William Lawson (q.v.) 1822; played a leading part in opening up the district around Orange (formerly called Blackman's Swamp) and the Wellington valley.

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McCarthy, G.J.