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Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby dirkus49 » Sat 05 Jan, 2019 11:45 pm

Here is an example of a hand-drawn map from the early days of Tasmanian bushwalking. The map was drawn by Keith Lancaster on the back of an old insurance company calendar. The map was drawn around 1950, as you can see.

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Map of the Frankland Range, drawn by Keith Lancaster (1910-2003) showing the original Lake Pedder.
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Back of the map - part of a 1950 insurance company calendar.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby north-north-west » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 8:10 am

I'm trying to make sense of the position of the names. Coronation south of the Citadel and the Lion? Nope, that's what we now call Frankland, with the BK5 presumably being Secheron - although I thought that name was a lot older than I am - and Eastern Peak being Lloyd Jones. The Dome is obviously what we now call the Cupola, and what he is calling the Throne and Spectacular must be what we now call Tribulation Ridge high point (so glad that isn't on the peakbaggers list) and Coronation. The Bluff is Murphys, although he's marked the slightly lower eastern high point, not what is now recognised as the true summit. Koruna doesn't even get a mention (ditto Greycap, Cleft, Redtop).
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks for sharing. I recently came across similar maps of the Cradle mountain area as well as the entire south west. I will upload a copy of those once I get access to a scanner large enough to scan A0.
That looks like a pad.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby Neo » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 2:55 pm

Here is a link to a Budawangs sketch map:

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234315790/view
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby Neo » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 2:57 pm

Neo wrote:Here is a link to a Budawangs sketch map:

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234315790/view


Best viewed in conjunction with a recent topographic map! I need to get back there soon.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby tastrax » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 5:02 pm

I also have a Lune River to PB hand drawn (but not an original) - Feb 1962 - Based on a Kameruka Bushwalking Club map and updated by ? Lambert (KBC) and Jim England 1963

http://wyatt-family.com/temp/PB.JPG
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby Neo » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 5:07 pm

Cool tastrax, different style again. I like how they show (just) the gullies then river.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby CasualNerd » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 7:07 pm

tastrax wrote:I also have a Lune River to PB hand drawn (but not an original) - Feb 1962 - Based on a Kameruka Bushwalking Club map and updated by ? Lambert (KBC) and Jim England 1963

http://wyatt-family.com/temp/PB.JPG

That looks really familiar I think there must be a copy with my parents bushwalking stuff., Is there any more story behind it ?
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby tastrax » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 8:09 pm

CasualNerd wrote: Is there any more story behind it ?


No story, just one my father had in his collection. I also worked with Jim England many years ago. Jim was a pilot so I expect he spent a bit of time flying over the area.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby Mark F » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 9:58 pm

The blank areas on the PB map says it all about the level of mapping at that time. I used that long and narrow map to do PB in 1971/2 - summited 1/1/1972. I think I may still have it tucked away in some obscure corner. For the Western Arthurs in the same season I used a Hydro "Arthur D" sheet which we hand coloured to differentiate water courses from the contours etc.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby dirkus49 » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 11:32 pm

Here is another hand-drawn map. This one is also a bit of a work of art.
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Mt Wellington Park, Map of Roads, Tracks etc. by Vernon Hodgman, 1935
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby dirkus49 » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 12:04 am

A map drawn by David W Wilson.

"Mt. Anne Massif
Scale 1 inch = 440 yards (1:15,840)
Enlarged from Lnds & Survey Dept
State Aerial Survey Map No 800
Contour intervals of 100 feet are shown by continuous
lines and where practicable intermediatory contour
intervals of 50 feet are shown by broken lines.
Numbers in margin are State grid lines fro Zone 7(Tas)
Drawn by David W Wilson October 1960"

In the bottom margin there is the inscription: "Presented to Keith Lancaster by David Wilson (Not to be sold)"
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Mt Anne Massif, drawn by David Wilson, 1960
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby dirkus49 » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 12:22 am

Last map for today: Here is a collaboration between two prolific map makers of the 1940s to 1960s, David Wilson and RN Smith. The map is of the Walls of Jerusalem and dates from 1949.

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The Walls of Jerusalem by David Wilson and RN Smith, 1949.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby north-north-west » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 6:27 am

Thanks for these, dirkus. I particularly love the Wellington Park map, with some old tracks I remember walking as a kid which no longer exist.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby peregrinator » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 12:10 pm

north-north-west wrote:Thanks for these, dirkus. I particularly love the Wellington Park map, with some old tracks I remember walking as a kid which no longer exist.


It's gorgeous. And what a wonderful motto: "KNOW YOUR COUNTRY - WALK".
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 5:55 am

Does anyone know of any that are like the budawangs sketch map? In terms of character and size?
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 1:48 pm

I was lucky enough to be given an original copy of a sketch map of the entire SW Tas from ~1935.

Here is a link to a digital copy scanned from the A0 map
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OO3PhIDViD20go2oE2V7TI062qrqLxyf/view?usp=sharing

Some of the names on there are interesting for example what is now known as Pindars Peak is called Mt Leillateah and Mt Mueller is called High Rocky.
That looks like a pad.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby north-north-west » Thu 11 Apr, 2019 11:21 am

bogholesbuckethats wrote:I was lucky enough to be given an original copy of a sketch map of the entire SW Tas from ~1935.

Here is a link to a digital copy scanned from the A0 map
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OO3PhIDViD20go2oE2V7TI062qrqLxyf/view?usp=sharing

Some of the names on there are interesting for example what is now known as Pindars Peak is called Mt Leillateah and Mt Mueller is called High Rocky.


That is gorgeous.
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby taswegian » Thu 16 May, 2019 8:14 pm

not sure how 'hand drawn' you are after
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Cradle Mt & Valley
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby taswegian » Thu 16 May, 2019 8:17 pm

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rough plan of Florentine Valley (1911)
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby taswegian » Thu 16 May, 2019 8:23 pm

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Near Mt Humboldt to Gordon River


I think I got these from Library, but may have obtained them from my own search request??
Origins are DPIPWE . Or once Lands Department
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Re: Old Hand-drawn Bushwalking Maps

Postby taswegian » Thu 16 May, 2019 8:25 pm

I had to downsize these to fit here.
The originals are clear and easily readable.
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