Riseley & Toomey
In Western Australia, Australia
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The cache is hidden under a rock next to the track leading down from the Wimmera Hill Lookout.
Along the track are examples of pioneering machinery.
The Golden Pathway: Wimmera Hill and the men who gave the town its name.
May 1888**. After a previous aborted expedition to the area (see GC17QKY Hunt's Soak), Party leader Thomas Riseley left instructions that if it rained whilst he was away in Perth registering their Golden Valley claim, Michael Toomey and Samual Faulkner were to make their way and prospect the hills they had seen to the south of Kookoordine, which they did. The two men made their way to Wimmera Hill where it is reported that Toomey made a promising discovery, the men then taking samples back to base. Upon his return, Riseley prospected the samples and immediately set out to peg the claim, Riseley naming the area Southern Cross in honour of their guiding lights.
**Dated by Toomey in a Letter to the Editor, The West Australian - 8 Jul 1890
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Last Updated: on 9/16/2014 5:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:43 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum