Sunday, 1 July 2012

Big Quartz Reef- Amherst


                                    36 tonne piece of quartz





                        This shot was taken 1909




                        Looking back along the reef

Miner's Grave

Mr Baldock- Old Miner's grave, out in the bush by the tailing pile in Caralulup.  When the fire came through in 1985 local children remade the cross.  However another cross existed in the area, and for a while some mistakenly thought there were two graves, until the one on the proper one was left remaining.


Dja Dja Wurrung tree cutting

A tree in the middle of the bush in Caralulup where a large section o fthe tree has been cut away- perhaps as a crib for a baby, it seems too large to be a shield.  Either way it is estimated to be at least 250 years old.


Dja Dja Wurrung Wells



These wells are very hard to find, quite secluded and awesome.  Several have been started, though not completed- I suppose they were testing the rock or location?  It is said they were covered with branches and leaves to protect them from evaporation.