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Monday, March 14, 2016

Bogong High Plains Tour - December 1928


Hotham Heights

From December 21 1928 to January 1 1929, a horse-riding tour was organized by the Victorian Government Tourist Bureau, to Victoria’s High Country.



Hotham Heights

At Harrietville
At Shannonvale

The group consisted of a tour manager, 20 riders, a staff of eight, with 13 extra pack horses. The party travelled from Melbourne to Bairnsdale by train, where they stayed overnight, then motored up the Tambo Valley to Omeo, and on to Glen Wills and Shannonvale, meeting there with an advance party where they collected their horses and gear.

From there their itinerary included Fitzgerald’s Hut, Tawonga Hut, Mt Fainter. Cobrunga River, Mt Hotham, Mt Feathertop, Harrietville, with side trips to Mt Nelse, Spion Kopje, Paradise Falls, Whitehorse Falls, Mt Bogong, Timm’s Lookout, ending at Harrietville, then by car to Bright and back to Melbourne by train.

The cost for each member was 15 guineas, which included all accommodation, meals, sleeping bags, tents, blankets, and the services of a chef.

Click the link below to see a Slide Show of  the 35 photos the Tour!

(Images acknowledged to State Library of Victoria. Some have been colorized by this author)

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