Mount Torbreck

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Mount Torbreck
The summit cairn on Mount Torbreck in early winter
Highest point
Elevation1,516 m (4,974 ft)
Coordinates37°22′S 145°56′E / 37.367°S 145.933°E / -37.367; 145.933
LocationVictoria, Australia
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range
First ascentUnknown
Easiest routeHike

Mount Torbreck is a mountain (elevation 1516 metres) in Victoria, Australia 150 km from Melbourne. The mountain was listed as a place that could be declared as an alpine resort in The Alpine Resorts Act 1983, however no resort was ever developed on the site and it was recommended to be changed to a natural and scenic features reserve in 1994.[1]

Mount Torbreck was the site of a plane crash involving an RAAF Avro Anson on the 16th of May 1940. The RAAF conducted an extensive search but could not locate the plane. The wreck and bodies of, Flying Officer Anthony Daniel and Corporals Francis Hyland, Fred Sass and Ivan Stowdor were found by two high country bushmen the following year in January 1941. A memorial dedicated to those four men was established at the crash site in the mid 1960s. After dense forest regrowth from bushfires, the memorials location had almost been forgotten about until 2013 when a group of volunteers had dedicated their time to restoring it and the access track to it. As of the 23rd of August 2014 for the first time in decades the memorial is now accessible from the intersection of Barnewall Plains & Torbreck Rds

Mount Torbreck viewed from Maroondah Highway

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Coordinates: 37°22′S 145°56′E / 37.367°S 145.933°E / -37.367; 145.933