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Photograph of Red Letter Box

From the Collection of Friends of Kurth Kiln Worri Yallock Victoria

Description
Black and White Picture of the original Beenak Post Office Letter Box, used for collecting mail during the Beenak Sawmilling operations.
The Friends of Kurth Kiln have errected a Commemorative Plaque on site next to the huge gum tree that still carries the scar where the the mail box had been mounted.
Size
Size of Photograph Height 10cm, Width 15cm
Object Registration
KK2002
Keywords
beenak, post office
Historical information
Although the Beenak Post Office officially closed on 31 August 1951, the Mail Box continued to be used until 1976.
When Made
Photograph taken ca 1976
Significance
The history of Beenak (the town that never was) is part of the Yarra Valley Ranges, and this picture tells the story of the historic Mailbox
Inscriptions & Markings
A full scale replica of the box has been fitted to the shed at Kurth Kiln, made and painted by Henk Bouck under the supervision of ex PMG officer John Waghorn
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM