Grid Reference BU 665398
Department DEPI
Work Depot Otways
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 585m
Height 20m
Construction Steel
Cabin size ?
Public access to site Yes
In use since (still being researched) 19?? - 1966 (original timber tower)
1966 - 19?? (second timber tower)
19?? - 20?? (Steel tower)
CFA Region ?

Correspondence supplied by David Bannear (dated 02-04-1971) states:
District Foresters at Forrest and Macedon have been asked to request you to arrange for inspections of the wooden towers at Cobaw and Mt. Sabine. It is not anticipated they could or would be replaced in 1971 / 1972.

This facility has been unused for many years and is quite dilapidated. (see 2009 photos)

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

Another angle, bit
close to trees!!
Photo (1980) by Rod Stone 2009, supplied
by Richard Webb
2009, supplied
by Richard Webb
1966, found on the WWW
by Jim Speirs
Main photo and top left thumbnail by Paul Jones

Mt Sabine, taken 5th March 1959. Classic FCV wooden construction.
Photo and info supplied by Gregor Wallace via Peter McHugh in January 2021
We're still researching the sequence of towers. The above photo of 1959 shows the framework being in 4 sections while the 1966 photo shows the old one in 3 sections and the new one in 4.
If you can shed any light on this, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks.

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