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Avro

A cache by The_Secret_Seven Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/21/2014
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is an interesting walk in along a long disused track which varies from overgrown to moderately open.  The hike in is not steep or difficult just a bit of a challenge over fallen timber along a sometimes indistinct track.  It’s well worth the walk.  At the end you’ll find a memorial to an aircraft crash from 1940 and or course our cache.


After finding the coordinates on a map some time ago we have been fascinated by this site and made two unsuccessful attempts to find it before finally succeeding in 2008.  We decided to setup a cache here so that others could experience this walk which we’ve enjoyed so much.  So on a mild cloudy day during Easter 2008 we headed up the track to place our cache.  Unfortunately this cache was burned out in the bush fire that went through the area some years later so we’ve made the trek back and planted a new one.  This is Avro the second.

The container is small with a log book and just a few swaps.

This cache is located near the memorial to the crash of an Avro Anson on the 16th of May 1940.  It was one of three Ansons which left Point Cook at 1145 on that day heading north. Their callsigns were 8BNE, 8BNF and 8BNA. 8BNE eventually reached Cootamundra, but 8BNF and 8BNA turned back because of the weather attempting to return to Point Cook. 8BNF made it back but 8BNA went missing and was later found to have crashed on Mount Torbreck, near Eildon.  All four crew on board the twin engined transport aircraft died in the crash.

A small memorial and plaque was erected on the site and there is still some wreckage to be found on the hill above the memorial for those willing to slog up the steep grade.  Please don’t remove any items from the site!!

Good luck and please enjoy and respect this spectacular area.

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