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(8 pictures)
Picture relating to Saint Helena Island Mine - titled 'Saint Helena Island National Park'
Picture relating to Easter Monday Mine - titled 'Easter Monday Mine'
Picture relating to Easter Monday Mine - titled 'Easter Monday Mine'
Picture relating to Easter Monday Mine - titled 'Easter Monday Mine'
Picture relating to Blue Creek Mine - titled 'Blue Creek Mine Portal'
Picture relating to Lal Lal Mine - titled 'Lal Lal Forest Park; Iron Furnance camp ground'
Picture relating to Rip Van Winkle Mine - titled 'Rip Van Winkle Mine, Blackwood, Victoria.'
Picture relating to Moline Mining Area - titled 'Moline Mining Area'

Rip Van Winkle Mine, Blackwood, Victoria.

contributed by Historian, taken in 1896
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The Rip Van Winkle tunnel entrance can be seen at the Blackwood Caravan Park. The Rip Van Winkle mine has a long history going back to Blackwood’s early gold-mining days and is first recorded in 1859 as the Early Bird mine and later the Great Extended mine which was situated on Johnston’s Reef halfway between the then townships of Blackwood and Golden Point, and now located at the foot of the hill south of the present Blackwood Caravan Park.
photo C. 1896. For more info see - 'Aspects of Early Blackwood' by Margot Hitchcock, Historian, Blackwood & District Historical Society.

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: