Hassans Walls
Convict Stockade


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Convicts from Hassans Walls Stockade worked on the construction of Mitchell's Road in the areas of River Lett Hill and Forty Bends, south of Lithgow, NSW. This was one of a series of stockades in the Lithgow area (see map) involved in the construction of the Mitchell's Road to Bathurst in the 1830s.

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Five stockade sites along the Mitchell's Road between the Blue Mountains escarpment at Mt Victoria and Rydal on the way to Bathurst:
Mt Victoria, Hassans Walls, Bowens Hollow, Mt Kirkley and Mt Walker.

No formal barricade of upright stakes was built to enclose the convicts at Hassans Walls Convict Stockade, as there was at the Mount Walker and Mount Victoria Stockades. Initially the convicts at this stockade were housed in portable boxes and later in slab huts. Nearby were barracks for the military guards and at some distance, a Commissariat store and quarters, and the Commandant's residence.

Studies of the site by Ollie Leckbandt indicate that even after the site ceased to be a stockade, it continued to be used by travellers heading west. Artefacts found on the site included coins, buttons, musket rounds, buckles and teaspoons.

Ollie has documented these relics and explained their history in his book, Convict Stockades from Mount Walker to Mount Victoria. This book also provides site photographs, maps and historical notes about the Hassans Walls Convict Stockade.


Convict Stockades from Mount Walker to Mount Victoria. Ollie Leckbandt. (1998).

The No. 2 Stockade Cox's River - Its Life and Times. An Historical and Archeological Investigation. Sue Rosen and Michael Pearson. (1997). Environmental Services, Pacific Power.

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