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Buddong Creek rises on the Bago Plateau and flows NE over the Gilmour Fault escarpment to the Tumut River, at the current Jounama Pondage. This is an 800m descent and includes 2 main waterfalls, both of which can be accessed from the Hume and Hovell Track. The explorers Hume and Hovell, on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip in the 1824, actually made their ascent of the escarpment, following a ridge to the north of Buddong Creek- a remarkable feat considering the terrain and their ancillary horses and pack bullocks. The image of Lower Buddong Falls used for the painting is one of Harry Hills' photos that was originally published in Harry's bushwalking book together with a description of the Buddong Falls walk.
acrylic paint and mixed media