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Location of these images

Postby guyburns » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 2:55 am

I'm scanning the Dave Pinkard image collection as part of an AV about Lake Pedder and the South West. Four of his images have me bamboozled. They were taken in the early 1950s, probably during trips to the Prince of Wales Range and the Spires. Dave's first trip to the area was in January 1951 with Chris Binks. The went down the old Jane River track to the goldfield, then across the northern end of the POW Range, down to the Denison River, and out by the Vale of Rasselas where they met Ernie Bond. Later trips he came in from the Vale or from the King Williams.

If anyone knows the location of these images and what the mountains are, please reply.


PD59: My guess is looking east from a scrubby part of the Denison Valley to the Spires; or maybe from the Jane River goldfield area to the POW.
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PD79: Chris is pretty sure this one wasn't taken on their 1951 trip because of the formed track. Might not even be in the POW area. Port Davey Track?
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PD129: Dave took panoramas which stitch together surprisingly well. From the southern end of the POW or Spires looking south? Doesn't look like anything I know at the northern end.
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PD143: Somewhere in The Spires. Where?
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Re: Location of these images

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 5:30 am

No.2 looks like mt wedge from the old port Davey. The last image is the flame just above the font.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby eggs » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 11:12 am

Number 3 is fascinating.
Clearly a view south with Anne, Wedge & Sprent in view.
The sloping rock on the RHS of photo appears to be 400m due east of Mt Humboldt.
But lining up Wedge with the Eliza Plateau with a line through Sprent, the lines cross at the spine of the range about 1020m high about a km north.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby guyburns » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 4:40 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Re The Flame: Photo taken from The Flame or looking to The Flame and in which direction? If looking to The Flame, is The Font in the depression in the centre?

Re PD129, I have labelled the peaks (see below). Are they correct? I take Mt Wedge to be behind its label.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby eggs » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 4:46 pm

You have labelled correctly
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Re: Location of these images

Postby north-north-west » Fri 27 Mar, 2020 8:04 am

guyburns wrote:Re The Flame: Photo taken from The Flame or looking to The Flame and in which direction? If looking to The Flame, is The Font in the depression in the centre?


I think it's from the side of Flame Peak. Looking roughly south, I think. Fairly sure the rocks on the top right here are some of those visible in the gap between the nearer big pointy bits:
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Re: Location of these images

Postby guyburns » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 1:04 am

Thanks for the comments. With the help of ILUVSWTAS's suggestion of Mt Wedge from the Port Davey track, and Google Earth, I located the exact position the photo was taken from –- on the side of Celtic Hill (Wedge 46.326, 46.530):
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Just one more to go -- the first image. Any ideas anyone?

And here's a photo I've just scanned from negative, probably taken the same day that the PD129 pan was taken in January 1954. It shows Dave Pinkard (left), Max Burgess and Chris Binks on a POW high point. Dave will soon have a ridge on the northern end of the POW named after him, the ridge he and Chris went down on their first trip to the POW in 1951. Search for Pinkard Ridge here: https://www.placenames.tas.gov.au/#p0
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Re: Location of these images

Postby DaveNoble » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 10:18 am

The 4th photo is certainly taken at the top of the gully where you climb up from The Font up onto the main Spires Ridge. So The Font is down, between the pinnacle and the bluff on the right. It matches quite close to my photo from 1977 -

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Re: Location of these images

Postby guyburns » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:20 am

Thanks, Dave, for the extra info re Flame Peak.

One more photo, another pan, this time by Chris Binks. I'm fairly certain it was taken on the 1951 trip, so it must be somewhere along their route: down the old Jane River track, climbed Warnes Lookout, climbed what I refer to as Binks Peak in the POW (Nive 22.6, 0.80), out to High Rocky, then over the northern part of the Denison Range to Gordonvale. I've identified dozens of locations of photos from that trip, but this one's got me beat.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby Azza » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:07 pm

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Looking West (maybe SW) from our campsite just below Diamond Peak.
Seems to match most of the features on the horizon?
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Re: Location of these images

Postby Azza » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:08 pm

In fact that knoll on the far left could match what is in my photo.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby eggs » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:22 pm

Nice Photo Azza, but the foreground line up does not match the background.
It looks to be some distance north of Diamond Peak - but definitely in the right area.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:25 pm

Nice one.

Feature on the right skyline looks right.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby eggs » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:01 pm

Pretty sure the sharper peak just right of centre in Azza's photo is the highest of the Cracroft Hills.
Chris Binks photo can also see Lancelot Hill on the far left - which suggests it might be near the 1043 high point about 2.5km north of Diamond Peak.
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Re: Location of these images

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:10 pm

Which would be what they call Prince of Wales north peak? That makes sense eggs. Top job following up on Azzas instincts there.
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