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GREAT DIVIDE
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Steavenson Falls 2 Y\
Keppel Falls 7
Cameron Cascades 7
Cumberland 1OJ/2
Cathedral Mt 15
Triangle . 23

Eildon Weir and Snob's Fails 38


^Wolfram Mine . 5

* M t . Strickland 7J/ 2

*Keppel's Lookout 3
*Mts. Kitchener and Edgar (Oxlee's Lookout) .... 8
Mt. Gordon Wl
Nichol's Lookout 3
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^Michael Dene A
^ B e a u t y Spot

^Gilbert's Gully 1
Taggerty River (Buxton Road) I Vl

Walking or Hiding Track only.


Some 8 0 odd years ago early pioneers crossed the GREAT
D I V I D E in search of gold, and camped in the cup in the mountains,
wherein now lies the little village of Marysville.

Following the track of the Blacks lumbered the heavy


Ibullock waggons, bearing the families that were later to open up the
mow famous B L A C K S ' S P U R R O A D and establish the most beauti-
ful village in Victoria.

T h e magnificent collection of European trees, which blend their


wonderful spring and autumn tints with the soft green of the Australian
ibush, stand to-day as a memorial to these early pioneers.

Marysville might well be called Minne-ha-ha (laughing water),


'for every where ( i s running water; water cold and clear as crystal,
water tumbling down the mountains, water rippling under ferns.

Within 2Vz miles of this old-world village spring the waters of


'the S T E A V E N S O N , roaring down the falls, which, comprising four
'leaps of 70 feet each, are among the highest in Victoria.

Setting out by four-in-hand drag towards W O O D ' S POINT,


the traveller climbs M T . G R A N T , by Robley's Spur, till he attains
the height of 3 , 2 0 0 feet; and there before him stretches, from Nichol's
'Lookout, a most perfect panorama of the A C H E R O N VALLEY,
with the hills around Alexandra some thirty miles in the blue distance.
.Still climbingpast T O M M Y ' S BEND (3,600 feet)where in
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winter the snow lies thickthe road crosses over M T . ARNOLD
( 4 , 3 0 0 feet) which is the actual crest of the Dividing R a n g e , the
streams on the one sjde sending their waters to irrigate the sun-dried
North, whilst those on the other slope are impounded for the use of
the Capital City. T h e track runs through the most gorgeous groves

Photo by Hut?
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of beech and sassafras, where the giant gums tower 3 0 0 feet to the
sky, and where the Lyre Bird mocks the bush songsters, and the
wallaby and wombat live in undisturbed seclusion. Descending Mt.
A r n o l d the road takes a sudden turn, disclosing a fine view of the
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Gippsland mcuntains beneath, with the distinctive B A W B A W show-
ing clear in the middle distance. Still descending, through the densest
virgin forest, the head waters of the C O R A L Y N N and C U M B E R -
L A N D F A L L S are reached. Here a side track leads the traveller
down the side of the C O R A L Y N N F A L L S for a distance of some
1,000 feet into one of the most magnificent fern gullies to be found in
the Commonwealth, a gully abounding with every description of flora
and fauna to be found in the Australian bush. Rising from this fairy-

Snow Scene from Nicliol's Lockout

land of beauty, the track rounds the massive granite boulders at the
" M E E T I N G O F T H E W A T E R S , " and wends its way 1,000 feet
up the side of the C U M B E R L A N D F A L L S and so back to the
camping ground on the W o o d s Point road, which, from there onwards,
passes through primeval forests of ever-increasing grandeur and wild-
ness until the B I G R I V E R is reached, where rainbow trout abound.
Starting out again from Marysville, the seeker after beauty may
travel along the base of the W o o d s Point road on the TALBOT
DRIVEa beautiful track that has been cut at great expense of
labour and m o n e y t o the K E P P E L FALLS.

These Falls are of a different conformation to any that have yet

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.Murray Puss, THjjKerty River

been seen, and make a wonderful contrast to the other falls in the
district.

The T A L B O T DRIVE follows the course of the Taggerty


R i v e r a swift-flowing stream of great beautythrough some of the
finest mountain scenery in the Southern Hemisphere.
Marysville is the centre from which the motorist may sally forth
to the E I L D O N W E I R , via Snob's Creek and Rubicon Falls. This
colossal work will eventually form a lake of some 2 5 miles in length
high up in the mountains, and its waters will be used to irrigate the
northern parts of Victoria.

Returning by way of Alexandra, a magnificent view of the


sources of the Goulburn is obtained, with M t . Buffalo in the back-
ground, whilst after leaving Taggerty, the road passes along the foot
of the " C A T H E D R A L . " This Range is of special interest to

FROM M O U N T GORDON P/ioto bv Rose


Cathedral Mount

geologists, being of an entirely different formation from the surround-


ing country. Its distinctive shape is a landmark for miles around.

For the pedestrian and mountain climber there is, amongst many
well defined tracks, the great trip to M T . S T R I C K L A N D (4,000
f e e t ) , which is reached by following up the W i l k ' s Creek Track
through a very lovely gully, wherein is a wolfram mine in the side of
MT. KITCHENER. Beautiful views may also be obtained from
M T . G O R D O N and K E P P E L ' S LOOKOUT.
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Numerous short walks have been cut through the bush in close-
proximity to the village. Those who are unable, or who fee' dis-
inclined to go far afield, are thereby well catered for. The
" B E A U T Y S P O T , " a really beautiful fern gully, lies almost within,
the township boundary. MICHAEL DENE is carpeted with
maiden-hair fern, and leads to the "Wishing W e l l , " within three-
quarters of a mile of the village. Space does not permit a complete
survey of these shorter walks, which include G I L B E R T ' S GULLY,
but each is a gem in itself, and has been cut out in such a way as to
enable the wanderer to return by a different route to that by which
he went.

T h e whole of the district is virgin bush, untouched as yet by the


hand of man, where fern gullies abound, and where the fauna of
Australia roams at will through one of the richest forests of the Com-
monwealth.

Marysville enjoys a wonderfully even climate. T h e heat of


summer is tempered by the surrounding tree-clad mountains, and warm
days are always followed by cool, refreshing nights. Spring and'
autumn show Marysville, perhaps, at its best. Nowhere in Victoria
do our native trees show greater profusion of colouring than in this,
mountain fastness. T h e "scrub" is a galaxy of flowering shrubi', and
all the ground is carpeted with wood violets, orchids, tetratheca and
wild lilies. In autumn the reds and golds of the European trees add
a brilliancy of colouring, making Marysville a subject fit for the
brush of a Whistler. In winter all the mountains are deep in snow.

Looking nearer home, the little village enjoys the boundless bless-
ing of an inexhaustible water supply, in addition to gas light and!
modern sanitation.
E a c h year the rivers are restocked with trout, and shooting of
all descriptions is available.

Keen anglers find good sport in the Marysville Rivers year aftei
year. T h e rainbow trout have taken kindly to these waters, and
many are hooked at from 21b. to 51b. in weight.

Good sport for the gun may be had amongst the wombats, foxes
and rabbits. Kangaroos and wallabies also abound here.

Public tennis courts and a cricket and football ground are being
made in a central position in the village, in the newly-acquired Gallipoli
Park.

A large fleet of up-to-date touring cars conveys passengers from


Healesville Railway Station over the famous Blacks' Spur, where the
road is now safe and in good condition.

Cars, drags and hacks may be obtained in the village at all


times to convey visitors to all the points of interest.
Summer Scunc :
W11i 11 Street. Marysville.

A Contrast: Portrays Winter Ellect.


AUSTRALIAN HOTEL,
MARYSVILLE

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GOOD F I S H I N G AND SHOOTING.


Liberal Menu. Own Cows, Pi-ult, VeKetables unci
Poultry. Presli Cream and Milk.

Driving and Picnic Parties A r r a n g e d a n d C a t e r e d F o r .


Best Wines and Spirits and Liquers Stocked.
H o t and C o l d Baths. P l u n g e Bath. Cars M e e t all Trains Terms Moderate.
Tel. t> Marysville. J. PRVDAY d a t e A.I.F.)

ROCHE'S MOTOR SERVICE


HEALESVILLE.
G o v e r n m e n t Mail Contractors. Phone 53, Day or Night.

T h e O n e a n d Only A u t h o r i s e d R e g u l a r Daily
S e r v i c e t o Marysville, B u x t o n ,
St. Fillans, N a r b e t h o n g , a n d B l a c k s ' Spur.

Latest Model Six Cyl. Buiek and Hudson Cars.


Roomy and Silent Running, Steady, Reliable Drivers.
A c c o m m o d a t i o n 5 0 P a s s e n g e r s E a c h Trip.

C a r s leave Healesville on arrival of 1 0 . 2 0 a . m . T r a i n (rom Melbourne, a n d


return for evening T r a i n intending passengers.

PHONE OR WRITE TO BOOK SEATS.

F. ROCHE, Proprietor.
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MELBOURNE MAIL DAILY.
Good MOTOR SERVICE f r o m H e a l e s v i l l e R a i l w a y
S t a t i o n t o t h e d o o r daily.
Milk. Cream. Fruit in a b u n d a n c e .
H . & C . Baths. River Bathing. Golf. Tennis. Shooting. Trout Fishing.
Horse Vehicles, Saddle Hacks, available on the place.

P day! ROBERT SCOTT.

<fc-CUZENS BROS.,^
MARYSVILLE.

UP-TO-DATE

BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS.


A t your service
FOR AL-L DESCRIPTIONS O F BUILDINGS.
Country B u i l d i n g s a S p e c i a l t y .
Septic Tanks. Hot Water.
E l e c t r i c Light S y s t e m I n s t a l l e d .
E s t i m a t e s Given f o r all C l a s s e s o f Work.
A l s o at B U R N L E Y . Phone Hawthorn 8 6 9
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T h e W e l l ' K n o w n T o u r i s t H o u s e in t h e M o u n t a i n s ,

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4 U n d e r Vice-Regal Patronage. Established 17 Years.
! Bordering on S t a t e Forest a n d C o m m a n d i n g a
Fine View o f Marysville.
First-Class Accommodation Large Dining Room.
Private Sitting Rooms if required. H. and C. water. Modern Conveniences,
! BEST AUSTRALIAN WINES. A.C.V. H O U S E Garage. 18Acres.
Tariff, 4 4s 15s. p e r d i e m . Phone Marysville 1
MISSES B O L A M & MACGOWAN

BARTON BROS.,
Marysville Motors and Livery Stables.
MEW&UP TO DATE MOTORS FOR HIRE TO ALL BEAUTY SPOTS
Also, Drag's, B u g g i e s and Saddle Horses.
Picnic Parties Catered for to a n y w h e r e at a n y t i m e
PHONE 8 MARYSVILLE.
MARYSVILLE TO ALEXANDRA
MOTOR SERVICE.
Leave Marysville 9.30 a.m.
Arrive Alexandra VI Noon ,, 3/-
Acheron 11.30 n.m 3/-
Taggerty 11 a.m. . . 3/-
Buxton 10.10 a.in. Fare 3/- J
Leave Alexandra 1.45 p.m.
Buxton 3.25 p.m. I Fare
Taggerty 2.45 p.m. . Single. 12/-.
Acheron 2.15 p.m. I Day Return, l(i/-.
Arrive Marysville 4 20 p.m.
Motors connect at Marysville with Healesville (service),
thence with 8.5 p.m. train Healesville to Melbourne. Day
Trip. Melbourne, via Alexandra, Marysville, Healesville to
Melbourne.
See Tourist Bureau.
T H O S . F. BURCHALL.

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i H o m e l y A c c o m m o d a t i o n for Visitors.
J Fishing. Shoot ng. Motors from Healesville Pass the D o o r .
Mrs. JAMES CONEY.
How to Get to Marysville
Ring M c N a m a r a ' s Motors, Healesville 101

To Book your Seats, then board the 8 . 7 a.m.


Train from Flinders Street, whence upon its
arrival at Healesville my drivers will meet
it there with Seats reserved for you.

Daily S e r v i c e t o B l a c k s ' Spur, Narbethong,


St. Fillan, Marysville a n d Buxton.
Special Cars A v a i l a b l e to g o A n y w h e r e at a n y time.
Only S a f e s t a n d Most C o m f o r t a b l e C a r s Used.
L e t t e r s a n d T e l e g r a m s P r o m p t l y A t t e n d e d To.
Remember the Name and Number.
P. L. M a c N A M A R A . Healesville.

1600 leet on M o u n t Kitcnener

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WYCH CROSS: 99

Private G u e s t House.
Tennis. Clock Golf. S w i m m i n g Hole.
D a n c i n g Floor. Garage. Stables.
H. & C. Sewered. Gas. S. O. B u n g a l o w s .
T A R I F F Summer)
3/3' Per diem, 11/-
Winter

Phone 4 FELIX St. H. JELLICOE.


MARYSVILLE POST OFFICE. BUILT BY

J. H. ELLIOTT,
Local Builder and Licensed Plumber.
All descriptions of work undertaken and
n e a t l y executed.
S A T I S F A C T I O N G U H R H N T E E D ,

1600 feet above sea level.

"KOORINGA,"
A N e w and W e i l - A p p o i n t e d

Mountain
Guest House,
Beautifully situated in Spacious Garden.
SUMMER
S m o k e & Sitting Rooms,First-class
H o t W a t e r Service, Gas, S e w e r e d ,
G a r a g e , Croquet, P u t t i n g G r e e n
E x c e l l e n t Table a n d
e v e r y Home Comfort.
Tariff, .3 10 - week ; 15s. day.
Easter & Christmas, 4 / 4 / - All
children full tariff. Single occu-
pant of double room 4 4 -
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MISS O. B. PITMAN
P h o n e 2 Marysville
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j A H o m e A w a y from Home.
I Excellent T a b l e and every H o m e comfort.
I H. & C, B a t h s . Gas.
? Tariff : Winter, 2 10s. Summer, 3 3s. Write or P h o n e for particulars.

| Tel. 5 Marysville. MRS. & MISS SHEAHAN

I THE BUNGALOW:
I First-Class Up-to-Date Guest House,
IN T H E H E A R T O F A G L O R I O U S FOREST.
Lovely Cool N i g h t s . Tennis. Gas. Sewered.
Own Farm P r o d u c e .
H o t and Cold Baths. Liberal Water Supply. TARIFF, 3 10s. j

P h o n e 3 Marysville. Mrs. EMILY BARTON j


1 GLASGOW FARM,
j MARYSVILLE;
f T h e Mountain H o m e of H e a l t h f u l , H a p p y Holidays.
| A N e w Bungalow, beautifully situated on Steavenson River.
i First-Class Table. Our Own P r o d u c e . Fishing. Shooting.
i H o t and C o l d Baths. Gas Garage. A b u n d a n c e of Milk and Cream.
f TARIFF f r o m 2 lus. p e r w e e k . 10s. p e r d a y .
I Special R a t e s X m a s & Easter. Mrs. A. WALKER, P r o p r i e t r e s s .

! MAJESTIC MARYSVILLE!!
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t T h e Foremost Mountain Resort of Victoria.
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1 TO LIVE THERE Is t o e n j o y p e r f e c t H e a l t h and
f Happiness.
I CATEGORY I : I wish to live there, but have not a site on which to build.

I CATEGORY 2: I have a site, but do not wish to build.

| To w h i c h e v e r C a t e g o r y y o u b e l o n g , a p p l y t o m e .
f I c a n procure a buyer for your site ;

I Or, p r o c u r e y o u a S i t e u p o n w h i c h t o build.
f Write to or call upon

t ^ ^ v J . O - H A N S E N . f ^
Land and E s t a t e Agent,
t " ROSENEATH," MARYSVILLE
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GENERAL STOREKEEPERS
Fishing Requisites,

K o d a k Supplies,

Ammunition Stocked.
Phone 8 Marysville.

MARYSVILLE TOURISTS' ASSOCIATION


T h e u p k e e p of all t h e tracks leading to the
m a n y b e a u t y spots are borne by t h e m e m b e r s
of the Association. T h e Association h a v e m a n y
more gorgeous b e a u t y spots to o p e n up, and
t h e y need funds.

See the Beauties of our o w n State before j


going further abroad. j
If you h a v e enjoyed your holiday, w h y not ?
b e c o m e a m e m b e r ? Membership, 5'- t

If you h a v e not e n j o y e d your holiday tell j


u s ; if you h a v e tell your friends. j
A. DE LARUE, Hon. S e c . <

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