A little more history: Alice Banfield (my Grandmother) and Zoe Banfield (my great Aunt) on the Mt William Summit Cairn (highest point of the Grampians National Park). Some time after this, but before my memories start, this cairn was demolished.
Of this historic structure only the commemorative plaque now remains on the summit.
Christmas to New Year Period and Australia Day Long Weekend are also popular times to visit the Grampians and we still have spaces avaiable.Easter camping on the Parkland Sites at Grampians Paradise, under the moon light on a starry night, with the milky way rising above Redman Bluff.If you look closely, the cliffs of Redman Bluff have the red of "sunrise", but in this photo it is by the light of the rising moon (only possible for the camera to discern).While these photos do not show the area where the Redman Bluff Summit Cairn is, it is my best guess that that cairn dates to this time.For more information and historic pictures of the 1928 Nature Study Camp, and our history leading up to our 100 years celebration on the 10th of April 2011 (including the first 21 years of Grampians Paradise) here is the link for our history story (50.7MB PDF) History Book: The Story of the Banfield's 100 years at Redman Farm Picture from our history book: Tom Banfield, the founder of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland, along with his brother Jim and sheep dog Victor on the farm dam (now much larger as the little lake at the bottom of Grampians Paradise.
In our house are old pictures taken up on Long Gully Cliffs (Redman Bluff), that in times gone by, my father suggests may have adorned the railway carriages as proportions.