Cams pillar - Murrays Beach, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 33° 07.071 E 151° 36.660
56H E 370413 N 6334789
Quick Description: If you are a local, then this is an EASY trig to get to, on the edge of Lake Macquarie. Official Code: TS10050; Official Name: Cams; Elevation: 1.116 metre.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 12/28/2017 5:22:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMXCRK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
Views: 4

Long Description:
If you are not from this area (Newcastle in general), then you may not realise the importance such 'low lying' Trigonometric Points have had in measuring the elevation and position of the overlying geography to the 'undermined' Lake Macquarie area. On the Old Pacific Highway, between Swansea and Doyalson there had been several large signs stating: "Road Deformations Due To Mine Subsidence". 'We' guess, to point the 'blame' of irregularities in the highway to a non-natural cause. [With the hope that funding for the repairs would not have to come out of 'local coffers'.]

Anyway, you can find many of these concrete cylinders placed around the Lake's edge, by the Public Works Department - guessing in the 1940'a. As the Lake is tidal you will find variations as to how high the triangular mark is above the waters edge.

Access: After finding the trig, I ended up parking at the end of Two Ponds Lane, Murray Beach, to photograph the "Lizards" Fauna sign, as I had walked north along lake edge from further south at the Mercure Resort, as that was on my GPSr [after finally my way there without any current mapping on the GPSr], at: S33° 7.109' E151° 36.888'. There is a local walking track that leads to the lake edge. [I do NOT suggest that you walk, like I did, along the retaining walls from the Mercure Rafferty's Resort.]

[I cannot be sure, but it could No. 420 stamped on the PWD brass triangle that is embedded in the top of the concrete pillar.]

Visited: 1243, Sunday, 23 October, 2016
State: NSW

Map Name: Swansea, 9231-4N

Map Scale: 1:25,000

Map Publisher: CMA

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