EILDON


Grid Reference CU 971811
Department DEPI
Work Depot Alexandra
Region North East
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 638m
Height 5.4m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.3m x 2.7m
Public access to site No
In use since 1949 - 1998 (original)
1998- current
CFA Region 12 - North Eastern
Photo supplied by Andre Belterman

The following information was found in correspondence supplied by David Bannear.
An official letter from the Forest Commission of Victoria, dated 26th July 1954 talks about "establishing a fire lookout station on a prominent point in allot. 55 Sec. B, Parish of Eildon."
A database supplied by the DSE (formally known as Forest Commission and NRE) has the construction year as 1949!

Forest Commission letter dated 16-11-1967 talks about re-painting the cabin. Materials needed are: 1 gallon pink primer, 2 gallon external u/c white, 2 gallon external f/g white, 2 gallon roofing green, 1/3" paint brush, 1lb putty and 24 sheets of sanding paper. Total cost: $25
The towerman was to supply the labour while on duty.

An SEC letter dated 02-04-1975 is regarding power supply to the lookout.
83m of low-voltage line was proposed at a cost of $300.

A new Toronto cabin and structure was erected in 1998?

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Above photos (May 2009) and updated info was supplied by Richard Webb

Eildon tower received a new cabin before the 2013-14 season. Info supplied by John Hopper (DEPI Alexandra)
Above photos (May 2014) of tower, new cabin and view were supplied by Andre Belterman

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