Grant Historic Camping Area

National Park - Victoria

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Turn off Macmillans Road at GPS - 37.346329, 147.151389 and follow track for 200 metres until you reach the historic Grant Area.  This is an open area with plenty of shade available.  There are some great walks here in the area as well as 4WD tracks.  Facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces.


On the edge of the township clearing.  From here it is possible to explore the once busy streets of the town or walk to the Jolly Sailor battery site and Grant cemetery. 


Gold was found in the area around the 1860's. By the end of 1865 there were fifteen hotels, a church, courthouse, police station and lockup, medical hall, numerous stores and a newspaper office publishing once a week – the Crooked River Chronicle. The population grew to just on 2000. The mining industry boomed through the later half of the 1860’s. Eight crushing mills driven by steam or water were erected, tramways built and 250 reefs were registered. But only ten years later most of the gold was gone and the town was largely deserted. By 1902 there were only six families, the last residents leaving in 1916.




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    McMillans Road
    Dargo, Victoria, 3862
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    -37.343957, 147.153786
    13 19 63
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