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Sunday, July 01, 2012

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Pickersgill Section

These pix were taken on June 29 2012 along the Pickersgill section of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, East Warburton.

This section of the Trail is reached from the access gate of the Mt Donna Buang Rd.

The Pickersgill family owned a large tract of land in the early 1900s, extending from what is now the Wood's Point Rd in the south, to the present day Mt Donna Buang Rd, then a bridle track.

Robinson's Sawmill No. 1 was located on this property, adjacent to the Rocky Creek, and operated between 1911 and 1922.

Logs from the Mt Donna Buang and Mt Victoria regions entered the Mill via a timber tramway, which ran down the steep slopes, crossing the Mt Donna Buang bridle track, now the Mt Donna Buang Rd, then over the O'Shannassy Aqueduct and on to the Pickersgill property.

The original stone bridge over the Aqueduct survives, but no trace of the tramway exists.

A sign displaying the name "Pickersgills" is visible on the top of the aqueduct wall.

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