About the Trust

Image: Fairy Falls, Lawson, earler names for Lawson include Christmas Swamp and Blue Mountain.


The trust is a small not-for-profit organisation located at Lawson in the the Blue Mountaintains of NSW, Australia.

The objectives of the Trust are to publish and promote research and education on Blue Mountains history, archaeology, religious ideas and philosophy.

The Trust currently auspices the Blue Mountains Centre for Religious Enquiry based at Our lady of the Nativity Church, Lawson.

In 2007 the Centre hosted the Mind-Body Science Colloquium featuring a psychologist, a theologiam and a biological scientist.

The chair of the trust is Fr. Eugene Stockton D.D., Ph.D., author, biblical scholar and local hermit.

The Trust also auspices the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Archaeology forum.

The contact address of the trust is :

Blue Mountain Education and Research Trust
Our Lady of the Nativity Parish
254 Great Western Highway
Lawson NSW 2783

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blue Mountains Dreaming: The Aboriginal Heritage 2nd ed.

Blue Mountains Dreaming 2nd edition
Published by: Blue Mountain Education & Research Trust

In 1788 the Aborigines of the Blue Mountains had had no contact with Europeans; within 30 years their traditional way of life had been irrevocably changed.
Of the generations of new Mountains dwellers who followed, few appreciated the Aboriginal heritage of the region, even though evidence of their presence was known from the Nepean River and the adjacent escarpment.

Increasingly however, widespread discoveries of art sites, occupation sites, stone tools, axe-grinding grooves and stone arrangements, research into the journals and
early writings of European explorers and settlers, and the compilation of oral histories, are providing a rich, if incomplete, account of the traditional lifestyles
and environment of the Gundungurra and Darug people of the Blue Mountains.

This second edition has new chapters written by experts in their fields and gathers together the latest research and information about the original inhabitants of the Blue Mountains. It provides a fascinating account of histories, languages, legends and European contact and serves as a model for regional studies elsewhere.

Available from Megalong Books, Leura http://www.megalongbooks.com/ for $35.00 rrp

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