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I. C. Willis 2016 On the edge, settler colonialism on the Cumberland Plain Camden History Notes https://camdenhistorynotes.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/on-the-edge-settler-colonialism-on-the-cumberland-plain/

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Walking the Cowpastures and beyond A personal reflection of a visit to Baragil Lagoon at Menangle and the ground that Governor Macquarie walked on in 1810. The historian is advised to walk the ground of their studies and subject matter. When it happens it can be a real eyeopener. It challenged my view of these colonial stories and myths when I visited Baragil Lagoon in 2015 (see Blog post). The visit to the locality was organised by John and Edwina Stanham to EMAI and Baragil Lagoon for the Camden Park Nursery Group. I was touched in 2015 by visiting the spot where Governor Macquarie camped above Baragil Lagoon. The camp site is very similar to 1810 on Macquarie's visit and how he would have found the site.