Mount Gambier – The City Around A Cave

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There is no doubt that the site of the future city was decided because of the useful water in the Cave. Henty built a stockade there, the police in the middle 1840s used the hut and later had a building erected for their own purpose in this area while the first publican, “Black” Byng built his “hotel” next to the Cave and its valuable waters. And so, the Town of Mount Gambier was built around a Cave.

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Mount Gambier - The City Around A Cave
A regional history - Les. R. Hill

When the town was first settled there was an ample supply of fresh water in the bottom of the Cave and the white man discovered that this water was of great value to man and beast.
It is recorded that when Henty reached Mount Gambier in 1841, he erected two small structures for his shepherds, on being near the Vally Lake and the other near the Cave, in what was to become the centre of the Mount Gambier town and later city.
There is no doubt that the site of the future city was decided because of the useful water in the Cave. Henty built a stockade there, the police in the middle 1840s used the hut and later had a building erected for their own purpose in this area while the first publican, “Black” Byng built his “hotel” next to the Cave and its valuable waters. And so, the Town of Mount Gambier was built around a Cave.

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Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 2 cm