Beacon Hill temporarily becomes bare hill

a bare looking hill

Today two field nats ventured out to a popular haunt being Beacon Hill   and found that the beacon is no longer there.

 

Last time we were there as a group we noticed is was being vandalised and no slashing had taken place. Now it looks like the hill will return to bush. It would be good to set up a photo monitoring point to track the regrowth.

now historic view of the beacon

now historic view of the beacon

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One response to “Beacon Hill temporarily becomes bare hill

  1. Was this Beacon Hill used as a landmark by trainee RAAF pilots in the WW2 I wonder? In November this FNCB member recently ran an outing to Signal Hill near Dunkeld, which apparently had that same purpose.

    The story is that “Signal Point was named during WW2, when a local called Davey Dean used to cycle 70 km from Halls Gap to maintain a “signal arrangement (perhaps carbide lamp) on the peak” on top of the peak for the RAAF!”
    This is hard tale to take, as it took our expedition 8 hours to get up and down Signal Point on foot. Photos available. ADoes anyone have further information?

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