24 - Exploring the Aberfeldy Track with Rudy Paoletti


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We talk to Rudy Paoletti, organiser of Navruns, map and book publisher, explorer and champion of the history of the Aberfeldy Track.

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We talk to Rudy Paoletti about the Walhalla - Woods Point Gold Belt.

We talk about the work that he has done preserving the history of the Aberfeldy Track. He has done a great job of putting signs in the area and maintaining them. He has also done a huge amount of work in identifying grave sites, mines and townships that the bush has retaken.

Check out the Aberfeldy Track Facebook Page and the Aberfeldy Track website or more info on the Aberfeldy Track project. Check out the Aberfeldy Track website to download the maps for the area.

We talk about the burial grounds around Store Point.

We also talk about the effects of bushfire in the area, some of which had a massive impact on the past, including the 1851 Black Thursday fire, which burnt out 5 million hectares (12 deaths) and the 1939 Black Friday fire which burnt out 2 million hectares and had 71 deaths. By comparison, Black Saturday burnt out 450,000 hectares, but had 173 deaths.

We talk about some of the walks that can be done in the area.

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