Tower Number Yarraman No. ?
Department DPIF / QPWS
Work Centre ?
Region South East Hoop
Previous District Yarraman
Elevation (ASL) ?
Height 3.2m
Construction Steel
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since 1996 -
Photo (2010) supplied by John Huth

This tower looks over Plantation timber.

The following item was found on the internet, passed-on to us without the exact web-site.
Some of the soldiers who survived the battle for Hill 60 on Gallipoli in 1915 returned to live in the Blackbutt area. Hoop pine plantations were established, and in 1938 several of the diggers camped on the summit of a recently cleared peak for three nights. They named it Hill 60 in memory of the comrades they lost on Gallipoli 23 years earlier. A small fire observation tower and plaque have been erected on the summit, with commanding views over the now expansive hoop pine estate around Benarkin. The plaque was unveiled by Peter Slipper, Member for Fisher, and the Queensland Mounted Infantry Brigade staged a re-enactment, storming Hill 60 and erecting a flag next to the fire tower. You can obtain full details of this unique tribute to our ANZACS, and the necessary permit to visit, from the Department of Natural Resources, Blackbutt.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
First photo shows the plaque described above and the second photo shows the hill in 1998
Both photos supplied by John Huth.

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