Dharug National Park, NSW, Australia
Finchs Line - named after the colony's Assistant Surveyor, Heneage Finch - was the original ascent of the Great North Road. Surveyed by Finch in 1825, and partly constructed shortly after, it was abandoned when Governor Darling visited (with Major Mitchell, also a surveyor) in 1828 and stated that it was too steep, and the turns were too tight for carts.
Mitchell passed on the instruction to Finch who submitted two alternate lines, neither met the approval of Darling. Mitchell was instructed to have a look himself, and eventually found a route up what is now Devine's Hill.
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