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Mount Buffalo

Join this Vicfix campaign to restore newspaper reports of Mount Buffalo to the peak of their potential

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Mount Buffalo

Rising above the the wild and picturesque ranges of the Victorian Alps, Mount Buffalo has been a tourist drawcard since its first access road was built in 1908. Improvements and extensions to the historic wooden Chalet in 1939 brought a luxury clientele to a destination already popular for hikers, fishers, golfers, skiiers, ice skaters and summertime picnickers.

Early-20th-century newspapers provide evocative accounts of hiking through Mount Buffalo. Descriptions of the region's subterranean streams and strange granite outcrops 'bathed in sunlight, enveloped in mists' evoke an otherwordly ambience that visitors will still recognise today. Historic newspapers also report on planned improvements to the Chalet by Victorian Railways in 1924 and offer touring notes for motor-car trips to the Alps from Melbourne.

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Five men on a sled in the snow, about to descend a slope, Mt Buffalo, Vic, photo by Alice Manfield, c 1890-1930, gift of Anne Shannon, 2003

Mount Buffalo

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