Lake Wallace

April 7, 2015

Lake Wallace and the power station are now the most conspicuous features in the Wallerawang landscape. This view overlooks the spot where Barton Park stood. Barton Park was built by the Walker Bartons on the site of the earlier Wallerawong Station where Charles Darwin had stayed . There is a peculiar but meaningless irony in […]

Darwin Monument

April 6, 2015

In January 1836 Charles Darwin stayed for several days at “Wallerawong” Station where he collected a platypus and investigated the geology of the Wolgan Valley. His diary entries contain the first written suggestion of his theory of evolution. …I had been lying on a sunny bank & was reflecting on the strange character of the […]