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Brogan's Mud Brick Fence

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Mud Brick Track, Amherst VIC 3371

Access Mud Brick Track via Possum Gully Road

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This fascinating mud brick fence is situated in the bush not far from Maryborough. The fence used to surround the Brogan family homestead, and was used to keep people and animals out of their private space and gardens.

The mud brick fence is located not far from Paddys Ranges. From Mud Brick Track you can follow Settling Ponds Track up through Paddys Ranges to the Settling Ponds Track Picnic Area.

The following text is displayed in the Victorian Heritage Database:

Mud brick wall with two-roomed mud brick house, last occupied by Mr C. Toll of Talbot in the early 1940s. Prior to that Mr Jim Brogan and his wife Harriet raised their family there

Also of interest

There are a huge amount of ruins scattered throughout the bushland of the Victorian Goldfields, which are always fascinating to stumble upon. You can find sites ranging from small mud brick fences to the extensive ruins of mighty gold mining companies. Some of them are truly beautiful, so we have gathered this list of six of the region's most picturesque ruins!


  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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When I was a kid we spent a lot of time prospecting around Amherst. It was late 1970's (before Ash Wednesday) we spent the day at Brogan's Hut. Using a Red Baron Bounty Hunter, my Mum found a wrought iron bed head buried just under the surface approximately 10 meters from the mud wall on the other side of the track. We took it home but my Dad threw it out years later when he did some Spring cleaning in his shed. If only I knew the significance of the historical find it would have never been thrown out, instead it would be on display somewhere.
Here is a link to view the photo of my Mum and I standing with the bed head, you can see the disturbed ground directly under where I'm standing, I can provide other photos from the same day showing the mud walls (much higher than they are now)
Goldfields Guide
Hi Jamie, what an interesting find! It would be great to see photos of the mud brick in better condition, cheers