Pix of Dec 15 2013.
This 3.5 km (return) Trail links Smith Gully Rd with St Andrews, about
40 km NE of Melbourne. Former goldmining precinct of the 1920s-1930s.
Devastated by the 1962 fires - the forest is now mainly regrowth. Track
is narrow, winding, rocky, and hilly.
Remains of the sluice channels are
visible, but becoming overgrown by encroaching vegetation. Queenstown
Cemetery is nearby - this was the original name for St Andrews.
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...