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A past piece of history near Yerong Creek
Noske's Chinese Crossing situated along Noske's Lane is a rare remaining example of functional stone work carried out by Chinese migrants.
The "crossing" serves as a carriageway across Yerong Creek and it still serves that purpose today. The construction method is unique to this area, and perhaps the State, in that it is made from rocks cut from a nearby quarry and dry laid to form a structural wall.
The crossing was built in the early 1880s as a dam wall to accumulate water for the growing of vegetables and opium, used by the Chinese. This caused some conflict with the other local inhabitants.
About 200m to the East is the quarry where the stone was obtained.
The concrete roadway was put in place in 1958 as the crossing, being stone, was very rough. Back in the early times the Creek had water in it about 70% of the time.
The cache is a clip-lock box of about one litre.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum