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. It does not get funded by the government or organisation.

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)
MAP TEXT ONLY (12mb PDF File)
MAP (50mb PDF File) (updated Version 2- Walhalla to Jamieson 2015)

MAP CALIBRATED FOR OZIEXPLORER with additional linked files on map (152mb) 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. (updated Version 3 with 2 new sites- 2017)

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.

Click on these links to download your walking track maps. Maps are to scale with detail, but not calibrated for Oziexplorer or the like.

Morning Star Water Wheel & Store Point Historic Loop Walk (12mb PDF File) Hanging Rock Walk (0.5mb PDF file)

Aberfeldy Township Walk (0.3mb PDF file) Toombon Mine Walk (0.5mb PDF file)

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.
Matlock located in the Grant's Reserve Shelter 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
Gaffneys Creek CFA Shed
near CFA shed at the View Point (Trentfield Reserve ) interp sign
 

 

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, your parents and your children only. Any other family member/ friend individuals are most welcome to sign up on the day.

Please click here to see conditions and how you can bring a "visitor".

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 2017
Trip No.
Trip Name
Date
Much Walking
Rated Walk
Children U12 Friendly
Base Camp
Notes
1
Shamrock
TBA
YES
Medium
Yes
Yes

upper gully of the Shamrock and pack track, gully opposite Wealth of Nations, Newhaven Mine & battery site, tramway tracks in Newhaven & Holmedale Gullies. The requirement of car poolers is needed.

2
Loch Fyne
TBA
NO
Easy
No
Yes
Explore the mines an recent hotel site find- a 3 day long weekend trip, as there is also much to explore west of Loch Fyne.
3
Bismark
TBA
NO
Easy-Medium
Yes
Yes
Abseilers to check out the Bismark mine, and other group to finish of the township of Concord Gully and the pack tracks.
4
Lost Spur lone grave
TBA
NO
Easy
Yes
Yes
2nd time lucky to find this lone grave- this time we have more info and feel very confident
5
Longfellows and New Long Tunnel
TBA
YES
Medium- up and down walking
over 14's only
Yes
Abseilers to check out 300ft shaft, check the Consols 1500ft shaft, #6 adit, Nth new logn tunnel and variosu pack tracks and Sun Hill area.
6
Fultons Hope Mine and surrounding mines
4th Feb,2017
YES
steep climbs
No
Yes
need to go back again and open lower adit- 3 levels and lower level has boiler in it????
7
Happy Go Lucky
TBA
YES
Medium to Challenging
No
NO
this is proposed to be an over night trip, bring in all your camping gear. Miens are huge, and take days to explore. McGinns mien is also on the cards.
8
Mrs Moore's Hotel and mines close by- near Woods Point
TBA
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
Mountaineer Mine near Fultons Creek
TBA
yes
Medium with steep climb
No
Yes
open lower adit and explore upper level
10
Star and Thomson Mines near Aberfeldy
TBA
YES
Medium
Yes
Yes
finish exploring the lower adit, shaft on track, and abseilers to do Middle Adit. Need to check Tom Thumb mine and pack track and look for steel chimney
11
Blackwall Mine and McGuires Hotel Site
TBA
only for mine
Medium
Yes
Yes
finish exploring mine and do heritage work on hotel site
12
Cristina Shaw and Jim of the Dogs Grave
21st Jan, 2017
not much
Easy
Yes
Yes
unveiling of the Interp. we have funded togther with family- then finding grave of Jim of the Dogs at Store Point
13 White Star
TBA
YES
Medium
Yes
Yes
1908 battery site adit, shafts near hotel, re-check office adit, re-check winze, 170ft shaft, co-ord 3 groups for west sector, Nil Desperandum.

OUR SPONSORS

 

115 Ricketts Rd, Mt. Waverley.

03 95444 000 (4wd & Automotive)

CLUBS WORKING BEE DATES AND DETAILS FOR 2016/2017
Club Name
Dates
Area for Clean Up
Landcruiser Club of Vic. 4/5th Feb, 2017 Jericho and surrounds
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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