Spring Hill Battery Complex

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

A range of archaeological remains are found at this site including a concrete amalgam retort, large corrugated iron water tank, an explosives magazine, remains of a rock and earth dam, a vertical boiler and a large cylinder compressor. The most prominent relic is a ten head stamp battery set into a terraced earth floor with a concrete base. The battery’s mortar boxes bear the words “A.Harkness & Co Engineers Bendigo 1900”. The stampers iron frame bear the mark “A. Harkness & Co. Victoria Foundry Bendigo 1895”. This stamp was powered by an internal combustion engine. Only the concrete platform for this engine remains.

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Tank stand at the former military detention barracks on the north side of the railway line.

Brocks Creek Township Railway Siding and Military Detention Barracks.

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

Water tank, boiler and compressor at Spring Hill.

Spring Hill Battery Complex

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

Umbrawarra Gorge

Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

Enterprise Pit Mine Lookout

Enterprise Pit Mine Lookout

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

Old Playford Club Hotel from Main & Baxter Terraces.

Old Playford Club Hotel

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

Railway Bridge and boiler, looking north, the Stuart Highway is to the left of the image.

Fergusson River Railway Bridge and Boiler

Pine Creek, Victoria Daly

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