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The Arthur River has variously been known as the Whyte River or
Magnet Creek from what I gather, but these days is known as the
Arthur River all the way to Magnet.
There were a number of bridges over the Arthur, the one in the town
area was a footbridge-the abutments are still obvious next to the
little stamper battery, and the rail bridge still more-or-less
standing is further east, just before the line climbs through the
On 24/04/2013 12:36 PM, Sam Laybutt
Thanks Mark. Is the old bridge over Arthur River
located at the town site? or further east?
I've got the 1:25 000 Tasmap series topos for that area
(not sure of the map name as I don't have it on me right now).
It shows the route of the line as a track and also shows the
'Proclaimed Town of Magnet'. No other useful features as far
as I can see unfortunately.
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:07:20 +1000
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Magnet Town film and adventure
As Tony said, the narrator was referring to the
mine tunnel or adit. Part of the switchback is now
washed away, and it was very steep!
The mine is south west of the town site.
Unfortunately Google Earth shows a nuisance cloud
cover over the area. If you plug 41°26'24.16"S
145°27'5.27"E into Google Earth you will see where
the town area was, the mine is approximately at
Which topo maps do you have? Mine are next to