Dick Smith

How did Revelation Rock get changed to Lost Rock?

What’s in a name?

Well known entrepreneur and adventurer, Dick Smith, is a long term advocate for the traditions of scouting and bushwalking in Australia.

He contacted Juicy Projects to research an anomaly found in NSW Geographic Names Board records, which was reflected on the modern 1:25,000 topographic maps in use today.

It’s a story of intrigue, mystery, lost and found, epic expeditions, politics, ego and bravado.

The resultant 65 page report and discovery video drew on primary and secondary sources and the resources of the 1000 box Myles Dunphy collection at the NSW State Library. In October 2019, the project was successful in achieving a re-naming of a long-ago (yet significant) feature on NSW topographic maps.


Dick Smith


Records Management
Report Writing
Government submission
Video submission