Page 1 of 1 pages
(3 pictures)
Picture relating to Ophthalmia Dam - titled 'Capricorn Roadhouse.'
Picture relating to Lake Arragan - titled 'Lake Arragan'
Picture relating to Lake Arragan - titled 'Lake Arragan'

Sort the collection:

Narrow the collection:

- click on a year

Collection currently narrowed to pictures of Lakes and Dams.
Click here to show pictures for all places

- click on a type of place

Walkerville Beach and Historic Lime Kilns

contributed by GraemeReid, taken in 2007
(contact GraemeReid about this picture | see more pictures from GraemeReid - open in new window)

Walkerville Beach and Historic Lime Kilns These are all that remain of the Walkerville lime kilns. At the peak of production in the 1890s, up to eighty men were employed quarrying limestone, working the kilns, supplying timber and bagging and stacking lime. Limestone mined from the cliffs was burnt with firewood in brick lined kilns to produce quick lime. The lime was then bagged and hauled in tram carts along a 350 metre jetty which once stretched out into the bay to waiting ships. The kilns were closed in 1926 due to reduced demand, high transport costs and the replacement of quicklime by cement. Info from parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/cape-liptrap-coastal-park/things-to-do/walkerville-south-lime-kilns