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Thursday, 26 September 2013

PAUL HARRIS LOOKOUT, BLACKHEATH BLUE MOUNTAINS NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA



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While this lookout lacks the grandeur of Govett’s Leap Lookout or Perry’s Lookdown, it has the advantage of being in a quiet location, with a pleasant view down Blackheath Glen and – sometimes the best of all – you will most likely have the place to yourself. The downside is that there are no toilets. Access is by going over the railway level crossing, turning left into Station Street and keeping straight ahead instead of going right to Shipley and Megalong Valley. It is located at the end of Staveley Parade, one of Blackheath’s earliest streets.The lookout was constructed in 1955 by the Blackheath Rotary Club, using funds bequeathed to the Club by Bill Tucker, one of its charter members. Tucker was much involved in community affairs, having served for some years on the Blackheath Municipal Council and especially with the local Horticultural Society.  The lookout is dedicated to the memory of Paul Percy Harris, who founded Rotary International in Chicago in 1905. The first Club in the Blue Mountains was formed in Katoomba in 1937. Blackheath followed in 1944.


Here is a link to a 1942 interview with Paul Harris on You Tube. View my Blue Mountains videos on my YouTube site here. The link to the video on Paul Harris Lookout is here .
I have three other playlists - on gem hunting/mining, Glen Innes and New Zealand.

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