Gospers Mountain is situated in the Parishes of Innes and Wirraba, County of Hunter, New South Wales and is surrounded by Wollemi National Park. It lies about 14 kilometres north east of the village of Glen Davis. The mountain was formerly known as Uraterer Mountain.
In 2010, Dr Geoff Ford published a thesis entitled Darkiñung Recognition An Analysis of the Historiography for the Aborigines from the Hawkesbury-Hunter Ranges to the Northwest of Sydney. This work includes information on the identification and naming of Uraterer Mountain.
Excerpt from Parish of Innes County of Hunter (1903)
According to the Geographical Names Board of NSW it was renamed Gospers Mountain in 1970.
In June 1887, Robert Gosper was granted Portion 1, Parish of Innes, 80 acres of land on the mountain by Conditional Sale, thus beginning the mountain’s long association with the Gosper family.
Portion 2, Parish of Innes of 100 acres was a Conditional Purchase by Clive Pickup of Windsor in 1907 for which a Certificate of Title was issued in September 1937.
Portion 1, Parish of Wirraba of 66 acres was a Conditional Purchase by Wilfred Arthur Gosper of Richmond in October 1926.
Excerpt from Parish of Innes County of Hunter (1971)
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