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Ben Bullen *

Is a village located about 9km north of Cullen Bullen and 21km north by west of Wallerawang. Its boundaries are within the Lithgow Council administrative area. On John Lang's second visit across the Blue Mountains in 1834, he recorded stopping at the property,Ben Bullen, owned by Thomas Cadell, J. P., who with his family had arrived from Sydney in 1832. Ref: Lang, John Dunmore. An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, 1875, pp. 218-221. The Sydney Gazette, 3rd August 1844, p. 3, records a boiling down establishment for the production of tallow from sheep at Ben Bullen. The NSW Geographical Names Board records Ben Bullen as an Aboriginal derived word. Two meanings have been given: high, quiet place and Lyrebird. Endacott, Sydney J. Australian Aboriginal Words and Place Names, 1961, p. 11.

  • Ben Bullen
Grid Reference:
  • 223 204
Related Names:
  • GOS1.10: The Cliffs South East of Genowlan Mountain
  • GOS1.12: Collett Gap and Woolpack Rock
  • GOS1.13: Crown Creek and Hughes Defile
  • GOS1.14: Rowans Hole West to East
  • GOS1.15: Murdocks Trail to Baal Bone Point via Coco Creek
  • GOS1.16: Rowans Hole and more
  • GOS1.17: Poseidon Area
  • GOS1.18: Hades and the Underworld
  • GOS1.19: Exploring the Pagoda Maze
  • GOS1.20: Hecates Cauldron
  • GOS1.21: Blackmans Crown and Platform Rock
  • GOS1.25: South of Hecates Cauldron
  • GOS2.01: Mount Harvey and Mount Dawson Pass
  • GOS2.02: Mount Dawson and Gindantherie Pinnacle
  • GOS2.03: Point Anderson and Canobla Creek
  • GOS2.04: Mount Canobla
  • GOS2.05: Mount Gundangaroo
  • GOS2.06: The Wolgan - Capertee Divide
  • GOS2.07: Petries Gully Circuit
  • GOS2.08: A special side canyon in Petries Gully
  • GOS2.09: Two of the ridges north of the Newnes Hotel
  • GOS2.10: The Pipeline Track
  • GOS2.11: Mystery Mountain
  • GOS2.12: The Wolgan Valley from Glowworm Tunnel to Newnes
  • GOS2.13: Newnes - Wolgan River - Zobels Gully Triangle
  • GOS2.14: The Cliffs of Mars
  • GOS2.15: The Pentafid on Deanes Creek
  • GOS2.17: Constance Point
  • GOS2.18: Penrose Slot and more
  • GOS2.19: The Minotaur Lair
  • GOS2.20: Penrose Gully South
  • GOS2.21: The cliffs of Koopartoo
  • GOS2.22: The cliffs and ravines of Western Koopartoo
  • GOS2.23: Crossing the Koopartoo Mesa
  • GOS2.24: Traversing Pantoneys Crown
  • GOS2.25: Island Mountain Traverse
  • GOS2.26.1: The Totem Pole
  • GOS2.26.2: The Totem Pole
  • GOS2.27: Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek
  • GOS3.01: Donkey Mountain 1
  • GOS3.02: Donkey Mountain 2
  • GOS3.03: Donkey Mountain 3
  • GOS3.08: Cliffs north of the Glowworm Tunnel - Part 1
  • GOS3.09: Cliffs north of the Glowworm Tunnel - Part 2
  • GOS3.17: Rock Island
  • GOS3.18: Above the Glowworm Tunnel
  • GOS3.20: Unnamed tributary of Deanes Creek
  • GOS4.30: Stillson Spur and Zig Zag Spur
  • GOS5.01: North and west of Murdocks Creek
  • GOS5.02: Gaudis Walls 
  • GOS5.03: Sisyphean Ridge
  • GOS5.04: Tara Slot
  • GOS5.05: Exploring Cape Horn
  • GOS5.06: Subsidence fractures, Ben Bullen State Forest
  • GOS5.07: Under Skittle Row
  • GOS5.08: Exploring Skittle Row
  • GOS5.09: Tyldesley Hill
  • GOS5.10: Tyldesley Grikes
  • GOS5.11: Cullen Bullen Cemetery to Wolgan Gap
  • GOS5.12: Wolgan Gap Trig
  • GOS5.13: Wolgan Gap cliff line
  • GOS5.14: From Heaven to Hell and back
  • GOS5.15: Arwens Pathway
  • GOS5.16: Four Level Cave
  • GOS5.17: Signature Cave
  • GOS5.18: Pegasus Rock to Invincible Trig
  • GOS5.19: Neubecks Creek and Alois Creek
  • GOS5.20: Alois Spur
  • GOS5.22: Ben Bullen Pillars
  • GOS5.25: Aboriginal art caves
  • GOS7.11: Wolgan River bends above Wolgan Falls
 - Ben Bullen

Dry Canyon in the Gardens of Stone