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Kings Birthday Powder Magazine

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In the bush off Baker Lane, Goldsborough VIC 3472

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  • Brick powder magazine
The Kings Birthday Powder Magazine is a square brick building with 14 inch thick walls, iron door frame, and a corrugated iron roof. 

The magazine is presumed to have been built by the King's Birthday Co. who operated in this area from 1878 into the 1880s. 

Powder magazines such as this were built to store explosives used in gold mining.

This building is located on the edge of a bushland area off Baker Lane (see map above for exact location), which is filled with remnants of old mining operations and cyanide works. 

Two wheel drive vehicles can make it through to this spot in dry conditions, but the tracks can get very muddy when wet. 

You may also be interested to check out the powder magazine in Heathcote, which was constructed by the Public Works Department in 1864. 


Established in 1980, the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body created to protect the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia.

You can support the PMAV in their fight to uphold these rights by becoming a member. You'll also gain access to exclusive publications, field days, prospecting tips, discounts and competitions.

Check out the PMAV website for more information.



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