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Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bourke's Lookout Walk - Dandenong Ranges NP

Bourke's Lookout is on the top of Mt Corhanwarrabul, which at 628m is the second highest peak in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

The first European to climb it was Daniel Bunce, a botanist, in 1839, with a party of Aborigines.

It is on the western flank, giving superb views across Melbourne and as far out as the Macedon Ranges.

Three of Melbourne's TV transmitters are located on the peak - Channels 2, 7 and 9.

Access to the lookout is from the east, via a 2 km circuit foot-track, which continues westerly down the mountain to the Doongala Section of the Park.

I did this circuit walk on December 2, 2006.

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