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Lithgow, NSW

Previously Known As: Esk Bank

Local Government Association: Lithgow

Description: A city on the north-west fringes of the Blue Mountains about 5 km WNW of Clarence Trig Station and about 6km E of Walker Trig Station.

Origin: Named in 1827 by Hamilton Hume whilst he was seeking an alternative route for Coxs Road down the western escarpment of the Blue Mountains He named Lithows Valley in honour of Governor Brisbanes private secretary William Lithgow who later became the Auditor General of NSW. (History Magazine No 30 Aug 1993. Pub by RAHS)