convict ruins near Port Macquarie

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 22:29
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Does anyone know anything about the Convict lime kilns and barracks in the Port Macquarie area.So far I've found about 5 kilns.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:46

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:46
I have spent many years aruond port I think thats where Limeburners creek got its name from . Where about are the kilns it would be very interesting to see the above .
All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: tex1972 - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:38

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:38
Eric from what I have found out most of the lime at limeburners creek was from shells. the kilns where built to cook down limestone which appears in a seam past kundabung and on to Willi Willi caves area. there are still visible chisel marks on large pieces of limestone and up untill a bushfire some years ago wooden structures where found with handmade nails in them. But in thier wisdom Parks and Wankers allowed them to burn down along with some other heritage listed mining equipment that they took over to protect. Bit hesitant to give grid references on public forum as tresure hunters have already made a mess of 2 kilns. Brad
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:51

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:51
Tex if you wouldn't mind forwarding the co-ords if you don't want to publish public. I will be heading to Brissy mid June & would love to take time out to have a squiz. I can provide references if you are doubting my credibility or integrity.
Email: cocka2000@optusnet.com.au
Thanks.Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: tex1972 - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 20:05

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 20:05
Cocka check your email mate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:00

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:00
Tex,

Was in Port Macquarie area about 6 weeks ago but didn't know about the ruins. Will be going back through there in 3 months and would like to check them out. Could you send co-ords to peter.spring@bigpond.com? If you want to chat first, send me a contact number and I can call you. Thanks in advanceMotley
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