MT. VICTORIA


Grid Reference CU 852239 - GDA
Department DSE
Work Depot Warburton?
Region Port Phillip East
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 1050m
Height 18m
Construction Original - Tree
Second - Steel
Cabin size ?
Public access Yes
In use since Tree tower ??-??
Steel tower: 1965 - 1980?
CFA Region 13 - Central

This tower no longer exists. The photo shows the remains of the hut.
Proof of existence is found in a paperclipping dated January 26th 1972 (Yarra Valley News). Paperclipping supplied by Ellena Biggs from Millgrove. (see thumbnail)

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paperclipping from 1972
supplied by Ellena Biggs
Old chimney on site.
supplied by Andre Belterman
Mt. Victoria in 19??
supplied by Tony Scicluna


We received conformation about a tree tower on this site in March 2011; thank you very much Rob.
"I can confirm a tree tower was once there. I remember visiting the steel fire tower when I was very young in the 1970s. Some years ago I found the tree tower prior to the area being bulldozed around the comms towers after black saturday (Feb 2009). What's left of the log is now very rotten but there are still some steel pegs sticking out of the remains of it. Part of the smashed platform is shown in the pictures attached. The footings of the steel tower were still visible and in good condition prior to the bulldozing but have now been damaged as a result. The ones visible in the picture are the down hill two".

Tree tower site
supplied by Rob
Steel tower site
supplied by Rob
Platform remains
supplied by Rob
Top of the old tree tower.
Steel cabin supports are visible.
supplied by Andre Belterman


After the steel tower was de-commissioned, it was dismanteled and moved to the Yarram Depot in 1981.

1 photo of the original tree tower and one of the walking party next to the hut. Photos (1966) were supplied by the Melbourne Bushwalking Inc


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