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Black Dog Ridge was the traditional route for the Gundungurra Aborigines between the Lower Cox River / Burragorang to the Megalong Valley / Upper Cox River.

Black Dog Ridge is within the Wild Dog Mountains (a portion of the Blue Mountains [Great Dividing Range]). It is a 1200 feet pass from the bottom (Cox River) to the top of Black Dog Ridge.

The name, Black Dog Ridge, came about when Mr. Robert O'Reilly was first shown the route by the Gundungurra people. On ascending the 1200 feet pass he is said to have exclaimed, "That was a black dog of hill, that was".

My photograph here was taken near the top of Black Dog Ridges on a large rock outcrop where past Gundungurra people told stories of the Dreamtime to their children.

This photograph looks south (and in a direct line to the town of Berrima). A direct line back north some 30 klms (as the crow flies) is the township of Blackheath. You can see the Cox River runs from bottom left up diagonally to the right in the valley below.

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