Dargo/Wannangatta experts - help!

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 22:27
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Need some help identifying a location around Dargo/Wannangatta area. I took the photo below many years ago but for the life of me I can't remember exactly where. I reckon somebody out there would reckognise this bridge....fingers crossed.

:o) Melissa

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Reply By: Member - Al Symers (SA) - Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 22:36

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 22:36
Having trouble seeing the bridge. Is it a swing bridge on the Crooked River near TalbotvilleNil Taurus Excretus
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 23:44

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 23:44
Hi Al,

Just click on the pic for a larger view. We always camped at Talbotville and this pic was taken on a day trip from there. I figure it had to be over either one of the Dargo, Wannangatta or Crooked R's. It was cleared around the bridge on both sides of the river so I'm sure it was an old townsite but certain it is not Talbotville. There are about 8 other old townsites to choose from in that vacinity though.

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Reply By: haze - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:14

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:14
We used to walk/travel/fish that area 40yrs. ago. Now I know the old eyes aint what they used to be, but pretty sure your pic shows the ocean in the background! Dont ever remember seeing a view like that from up there. However, could your track have been through the old mining town of Grant, on to Naarum then across to the main road? The Treasure family of Dargo ran cattle over all that country in those days (as did the Condons and a few others)
sorry cant be of more help but it was 40 yrs. ago!!
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Follow Up By: Martin - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:29

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:29
haze there's ocean in the tent shot but not the bridge. Spelling is Wonnangatta by the way.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 09:31

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 09:31
I can't even see a bridge!! I thought that it was an ocean in the background too. Can't help much. Could this be a trick question?
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 09:34

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 09:34
......and is that sand on the track!!!! Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:13

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:13
Well I'll be damned! Where has my bridge pic gone??? It was there last night. Better email David.

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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:49

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:49
.......any other strange things happening.....tummy getting bigger.....lights flashing on the car............. ? u need Ghost Busters
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:58

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:58
Well...yep tummies getting bigger...have to undo my jeans when sitting now, LOL. As for ghosts you never know. My folks swear black and blue they had a ghost when mum was pregnant with their first child. They owned an old country store in Vic. It was in a very old stone building with a cellar and residence upstairs where they lived. Throughout mum's pregnancy they used to hear a baby crying and it always sounded like it was coming from downstairs. At first they thought someone had left a baby on the doorstep but not so. Anyway, dad used to go looking for it but couldn't find it. After the first few weeks they just ignored it then after my sister was born they never heard it again. True story!

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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:01

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:01
Wind, I think - I could be wind.
I find that my tummy does the same (and also little noises from the basement)!
LOL

Andrew
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Reply By: Thommo - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:03

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:03
Mellissa,
I have photos of same bridge taken a few years ago. It is on the Crooked River as suggested previously. If you leave from Talbotville to Dargo you can go two main ways. Up Çollingwood track via Grant, or along the Crooked River where there a few river crossings. That bridge is in a section that is easily accessed by conventional car. It is a very nice area, however I am now in Sunny WA and wont see it for a while again.
Thommo
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:11

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:11
Thanks Thommo. I think you've nailed it! I recall that along that section of our route it was fairly good unsealed gravel road...as you say easily accessible by 2WD and also our next stop on that trip was Dargo. I'd really like to know what was once there (ie. old townsite, station etc).

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Reply By: Member - JimW - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:46

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:46
Melissa

Its on the Wonnangatta about halfway between Waterford and Crooked River.

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Follow Up By: haze - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:37

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:37
Hang on folks, we didnt even get to see a picture of the "bridge" (unless my site is different to yours) And then we get confused over distended bellies, cloacal emmissions then ruminations as to "its" exact location, still without a photo!! Could someone please get real?
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 16:33

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 16:33
Haze,

According to David, there seems to be a cache problem with some PC's. Some folks are seeing the pic, others aren't. I uploaded it as My Rig pic which is shown below as part of my tag. If you're not seeing it, try doing a CONTROL REFRESH.

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