Yarra Yarra Hydraulic Gold Sluicing Company
390 Old Warburton Road, Warburton (Old Warburton) VIC 3799 - Property No 68918
Statement of Significance
Yarra Yarra Hydraulic Gold Sluicing Company - Physical Description 1
The Yarra Yarra Hydraulic Gold Sluicing Company covers an extensive area that has now regenerated as bush. The company's works involved extensive sluicing operations, creating a large, steep-sided "canyon" up to 10-12 metres deep. There are also some shafts and adits in this area, demonstrating a different form of gold-mining, and a water race.
Throughout the area there is evocative evidence of the operations, and of those who once lived and worked nearby. Some areas appear to have been used as camp sites associated with the works.
The whole site is quite fragile and needs to be protected from increased visitation. It is also likely to be at risk of looting.
Yarra Yarra Hydraulic Gold Sluicing Company - Physical Conditions
Yarra Yarra Hydraulic Gold Sluicing Company - Integrity
Heritage Study and Grading
Yarra Ranges - Shire of Yarra Ranges Heritage Study
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