West Gippsland Relic,Mining and Heritage Protection Inc.

10 Little Acre Close, Langwarrin. 3910. Victoria.
Telephone: (03) 9789 6985 Facsimile: (03) 9776 6798 Mobile: 0428 534 102
Email: info@westgippslandinc.com.au
Website: www.westgippslandinc.com.au

ABN: 264 733 519 16

MAINTENANCE MANAGERS OF THE 'ABERFELDY TRACKS' PROJECT

 

 

DONATIONS

Our Inc. relies on donations to fund the maintenance, extensions, Free Maps and any damage incurred. 100% of money goes to the upkeep of the Project. All labour is voluntary, and no money goes to any individual.

If you don’t want to be a member but would still like to donate, please click on the above Paypal Donate Button. Donations can start from as little as $5.

Any amount is much appreciated. What to become a member?

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ABERFELDY TRACKS MAP
Click on the links below to download your FREE Aberfeldy Tracks Map (this is the new Walhalla to Jamieson 2015 Version 2 [2015 December Edition])
MAP TEXT ONLY (12mb PDF File) MAP (50mb PDF File)

MAP CALIBRATED FOR OZIEXPLORER with additional linked files on map (151mb) includes all the PDF signs linked to OziExplorer... (click on the map where the sign is, and you can read what the sign says without exiting from your car) Download all the files in one ZIP FILE.

NOTE: when you extract the zip file, make sure you copy the entire folder into the 'map' folder of Oziexplorer in order for the PDF files to work. If you are unsure, shoot us an email or give us a call.  

Where are all the Map Stations? Map Station are locations within the Aberfeldy Tracks region where you are able to collect a free map. Free maps are also downloadable (as above links) or are also available from Gippsland Information Centres and also from Woods Point, Erica, Rawson and Walhalla businesses.

 
Map Station Locality Description Map Station Locality Description
The Springs- McEvoys Track next to the interp. sign mounted on the Township Locality Board Store Point Discovery Walk mounted on the Discovery Walk Board near the Store Point Hut
Morningstar Waterwheel Walk mounted on the detailed Walk Board at the start of the walk Code's Flat- Donnellys Creek Track mounted next to the Code's Flat Interp. sign, where also other maps, honey and eggs are sold.
Toombon mounted on the large Information Sign on Donnellys Creek Track near the bottom of the mullock heap of the Toombon Mine Aberfeldy Township- Walhalla Road mounted on the large Information Sign on Walhalla road at the township of Aberfeldy. (not far from phone box).
Jericho mounted of the Jericho location sign next to large roofed info sign shelter Red Jacket mounted on the cemetery sign at the cemetery
Matlock located in the Grant's Reserve Shelter      

 

We have 2 types of memberships; Standard and Life.

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP

WHAT IS IT ABOUT AND FAQ:

Cost? Standard Membership: $50 for a 12 month period or see below for a LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Do we get a Tax Invoice? Yes, a tax invoice will be either emailed or mailed to you. Tax deductible because our organisation is non-profit.

What do I get being a member? You get regular expedition updates, new finds, inclusion on new projects and all the latest information. You also get to be part of the team by joining in and coming along to any of our expeditions to find new hotels, mines, graves, etc. ( see conditions below). You also get to share our rare information, files, manuscripts, etc via our online Google Drive.

What happens with the money we pay? The Incorporation is non-profit. All monies are spent directly into providing signage, materials, etc to protect and preserve our historic sites.

What area do you cover and protect? We cover from Walhalla to Jamieson. Covering such areas as Donnellys Creek, Aberfeldy, Woods Point, Enochs Point, etc

What is our aim? I have been researching the area now for more than 20 years and have found over 1,000 sites previously lost in time. Our aim is to restore, protect, signpost and catalogue high impact historical sites against further damage and loss. All sites are also entered in the Heritage Victoria Database for further protection.

Do we work alongside government departments and other organisations? Yes we do. Heritage Victoria, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, & Water Protection) are our main government departments. We work alongside them for a common cause. We are also affiliated with FWD Victoria and work alongside four wheel drive clubs that adopt our sites.

Expedition Conditions:

1. Some expeditions are limited in numbers, so it is always best to book in early once date is announced
2. One membership covers yourself, partner and your children only. Any other family member/ friend individuals are most welcome to sign up on the day.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Cost? $300 once off cost for life

This membership has all the above, but it is a once off fee for life.

Historical books and maps related to this area

Upcoming Expeditions and Working Bees 2016
Trip No.
Trip Name and Brief Description
Date
Much Walking
Rated Walk
Children U12 Friendly
Base Camp
Notes
1
New Long Tunnel inc. Sun Hill Mines near Walhalla
27/28th Feb
a little
Easy
No
Yes
trip completed- with success- still one more trip to finish
2
Edwards Hill Mines, Donnellys Creek
16/17th April
a little
Medium- one small steep climb
Yes
Yes
trip completed- with success- still one more trip to finish
3
Harbinger's Haunted House site
28/29th May
not much
Easy- but could be tough going in blackberries
No
Yes
trip completed not successful as yet to find it
4
Lost Spur lone grave
TBA
a little
Medium
Yes
Yes
2nd time lucky to find this lone grave- this time we have more info and feel very confident
5
Three Muskeeters near Walhalla- and Shamrock
30/31st July
yes
Medium- up and down walking
over 14's only
Yes
trip completed with success
6
Fultons Hope Mine and surrounding mines
27/28th August
yes
steep climbs
No
Yes
need to go back again and open lower adit- 3 levels and lower level has boiler in it????
7
Concord Gully (mines and township) near Store Point
TBA
yes
Medium to Challenging
No
Yes
finish plotting pack tracks and township site
8
Mrs Moore's Hotel and mines close by- near Woods Point
3rd September
a little
Medium
Yes
Yes
need to go back for a second look, when Burnt Camp Track is cleared, more to see inc. mines and hotel site
9
Longfellows Mine near Walhalla
TBA
yes
Medium
Yes
Yes
finish exploring lower levels
10
Mountaineer Mine near Fultons Creek
TBA
yes
Medium with steep climb
No
Yes
open lower adit and explore upper level
11
Store Point Burial Ground- in search of plaque
TBA
no
Easy
Yes
Yes
John Brown's plaque is somewhere in this area,we need to find it
12
Star and Thomson Mines near Aberfeldy
TBA
yes
Medium to Challenging
No
Yes
finish exploring the levels
13
Blackwall Mine and McGuires Hotel Site
TBA
only for mine
Medium
Yes
Yes
finish exploring mine and do heritage work on hotel site
14
Loch Fyne and surrounds, inc Garabaldi
TBA
yes
Medium to challenging
No
Yes
some large mines to be explored and found- waiting on VicForest burn off unti lwe can do
15
Elodorao Mine
9/10th July
a little
Medium
Yes
Yes
trip completed with success

OUR SPONSORS

 

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CLUBS WORKING BEE DATES AND DETAILS FOR 2016
Club Name
Dates
Area for Clean Up
Nissan 4x4 Club of Victoria September 24/25th, 2016 Store Point Discovery Walk and Concord Gully sign
Victorian 4wd Club 15/16th Oct, 2016 Aberfeldy to Fiddlers Green, and Aberfeldy Crossing / Hanging Rock Walking Tracks
Idlers 4x4 Club 17-19th Oct, 2016 Beardmore to Kitty Cane to Meringtons through to Smoko Point & Codes Flat
Nissan 4x4 Club of Victoria 2nd-4th Decemeber, 2016 Store Point Discovery Walk and Concord Gully sign
Yarra Valley 4x4 Club end 2016 The Springs, Edwards Reef, McEvoys Track from Binns rd to Mt. Useful, inc White Star and McGuires.
Idlers 4x4 Club 15th to 19th, May, 2017 Beardmore to Kitty Cane to Meringtons through to Smoko Point & Codes Flat

 

4WD CLUBS ADOPTING & MAINTAINING OUR 'Aberfeldy Tracks' Project

(click here to download PDF 1mb file of the region they are looking after)

Amarok Club of Victoria

 

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