BLUE MOUNT


Grid Reference BU 607537
Department DEPI
Work Depot Trentham
Region South West
Grading Secondary
Elevation (ASL) 873m
Height 18m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2m x 2m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1927 - 1979?
1979 - current
CFA Region 15 - Central
Photo supplied by Richard Donaldson

There are concrete foundations on this site of the old original wooden tower.

In the Forest Commission's Annual Report 1927-1928 it states:
"Two fire lookout stations were established during the year. They were: Blue Mount, near Trentham and Clear Spot near Bright.
Blue Mount. This lookout commands a view over the greater part of the Wombat State Forest. Telephone communications is through Trentham Exchange to the district Forester's quarter".

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1989, supplied by Rocky Marsden, DSE December 2008, supplied by Nathan Jolly


This document with historical information on the Blue Mount tower was received from David Endacott in January 2016. David is a member of the Daylesford Historical Society.

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