& I spent many a time by this man made tunnel. Lots of fond memories. We grew up in a town that's famous for it's gold mining. This tunnel is one of the few reminants of the mighty gold rush days in our town. When gold was first discovered they wanted to sift the banks of the Yarra, however they couldn't because the water level was too high. So they mined out this tunnel to drop them. Later I believe it was for transporting goods in the Summer Months.
When I was taking this shot, a guy came up to me & told me that a person had died recently trying to paddle thru it in their Kyak. This didn't come as any surprise to me. I told the guy that whoever they were, they certainly weren't the first. I told the guy how we had paddled thru it. Also told him that the only time to do that is in the middle of summer when the water levels are at their lowest & definately not without a helmet. Mind you I think we did it on Blow-up Matresses. Little bogans that we were.