About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- 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...
Thursday, September 09, 2010
My 3 km hike started at the gate at the end of Tunnel Rd, then followed the Trail around the old mines of Fourth Hill.
This reached the Wildcat Gully Track at the foot of Fourth Hill, when took me back to the starting point.
Several mines were passed - interpretative signs along the Trail describe the various nmining features, with reproductions of old photographs.
The first mine in this area was Geraughty's Mine, built in 1859, and closed about 1863.
The most recent mine was Monument Mine, which operated from 1953 to 1965.
Information about the Trail, and a map, may be downloaded from
I also visited the nearby Pound Bend area, showing the Yarra in flood, and the Tunnel.
See all of the Photos of my exploration!