Skip to Content

<

Noske's Chinese Crossing

A cache by baby&Mrs gopher Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/2/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N yvggyr abeguabegurnfg bs pebffvat

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

169 Logged Visits

Found it 151     Didn't find it 3     Write note 4     Temporarily Disable Listing 2     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 4     Update Coordinates 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 4 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.