MULLUNDUNG /
BIG TOWER


Grid Reference DT 915463
Department DEPI
Work Depot Yarram
Region Gippsland
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) ?
Height 30m
Construction Timber
Cabin size ?
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1941 - 1960
CFA Region 10 - Eastern
Photo supplied by Graeme Seppings, taken in 1997
Mullundung tower (or Big Tower) was one of the largest of its type to be built. The tower was constructed using large hand-hewn spliced legs, with timber bracing, steel re-enforced joints and steel bolts. The base is 6.7m square and is a tapering structure crowned by a small lookout cabin. The timber used in the construction of the tower appears to be mostly yellow stringybark (Eucalyptus Muelleriana)
The tower was abandoned in 1960, in preference for a lookout tower erected on Mt. Fatigue.

Thumbnail photos and above information supplied by the Historical Section of the NRE, from a rapport by David Bannear.
Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
Base of the tower Joint in one leg


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