||Grid Reference||-33.197693, 115.970163||Department||DEC||Work Centre||?||District||Wellington||Grading||?||Elevation (ASL)||345m||Height||Original: ??m
|Cabin size||Original: ?m x ?m
Current: ?m x ?m
|Public access to site||Yes||In use since||Original: 1937 - 19??
Current: 1975 -
|Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. MLC also reported and supplied:
Scene of George Elliot's 26 hr armed siege in July 1937, the so-called
"Mornington Tower Sitter". Copy of the article here.
|Photo (1950s) was found on the 'Memories of Harvey' FaceBook site
and used with permission. Photo courtesy Ron Sirr.
|Photo (1952) supplied by Judith Halliday in March 2021. Judith comments: a photo of Mornington Fire Tower where my Grandfather Alexander (Alec) James Martin and my grandmother
also worked and stayed. My grandfather and Uncle Jim (Mt. Keats) were true bushies and just loved that life. Their wives however, were not so keen.
My grandmother moved to the tower with Pop because she was nervous being left alone on the farm while he was on watch. I recall that the march flies and midgies caused great distress.