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What’s the go with the Federal Highway Henge?

By 10 January 2013 24

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Noticed this mini-Stonehenge off the federal highway, opposite turn for the tulip farm just before dipping down to yass river…

Anyone know its provenance?

UPDATE: Thanks to BenMac who sent in the aerial view:


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24 Responses to What’s the go with the Federal Highway Henge?
#1
Madam Cholet3:41 pm, 10 Jan 13

Hoorah! I can answer this. I heard an interview on the radio one weekend – a farmer and his wife who love stone henge decided to build their own one. You can go up and visit and there may or may not be a fee to get in. I believe they are thinking of getting some kind of coffee cart/refreshment arrangement going.

#2
DrKoresh3:51 pm, 10 Jan 13

Madam Cholet said :

Hoorah! I can answer this. I heard an interview on the radio one weekend – a farmer and his wife who love stone henge decided to build their own one. You can go up and visit and there may or may not be a fee to get in. I believe they are thinking of getting some kind of coffee cart/refreshment arrangement going.

I admire the entrepreneurial spirit, but it’s seems pretty half-arsed to slap together a semblance of a henge and then trying to cash in on it. It’s not even a particularly intricate or interesting one.

#3
Thumper3:59 pm, 10 Jan 13

Strictly speaking it’s a stone circle, as opposed to a henge as a henge is typically enclosed by a raised bank boundary. Sites like Avebury include stone circles within the henge, in fact two stone circles in the case of Avebury.

However, as stone circles go, it’s pretty cool.

#4
Holden Caulfield4:06 pm, 10 Jan 13

Reptoids?

#5
HelenO4:06 pm, 10 Jan 13

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

#6
DrKoresh4:15 pm, 10 Jan 13

HelenO said :

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

Now that story is a lot nicer :)

#7
bugmenot4:16 pm, 10 Jan 13

It may have been purely co-incidental; But I drove past it on the evening of 21st of December last year and noticed it had a small crown in among it.

#8
Felix the Cat4:27 pm, 10 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

I admire the entrepreneurial spirit, but it’s seems pretty half-arsed to slap together a semblance of a henge and then trying to cash in on it. It’s not even a particularly intricate or interesting one.

No one’s forcing you to go and see it.

#9
Holden Caulfield4:29 pm, 10 Jan 13

HelenO said :

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

Anyone with a nearmaps account to check if there’s a recent/clear enough photo to verify?

#10
Baldy4:48 pm, 10 Jan 13

Holden Caulfield said :

HelenO said :

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

Anyone with a nearmaps account to check if there’s a recent/clear enough photo to verify?

Both Googlemaps and nearmap have it as a two circles, one within the other.

#11
BenMac4:58 pm, 10 Jan 13

Holden Caulfield said :

HelenO said :

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

Anyone with a nearmaps account to check if there’s a recent/clear enough photo to verify?

Google Maps maybe?

http://goo.gl/maps/2aJmr

#12
johnboy5:09 pm, 10 Jan 13

Surely the issue is can you use the stones to predict astrological events?

#13
Holden Caulfield5:24 pm, 10 Jan 13

BenMac said :

Holden Caulfield said :

HelenO said :

I heard that the owner is also a stone mason and he created this for his wife. Rumour has it that if you see if from the air it is in the shape of a heart.

Anyone with a nearmaps account to check if there’s a recent/clear enough photo to verify?

Google Maps maybe?

http://goo.gl/maps/2aJmr

Thanks. How long has it been there, I wonder?

#14
Pork Hunt5:29 pm, 10 Jan 13

johnboy said :

Surely the issue is can you use the stones to predict astrological events?

Such as whether my karma is in line with Uranus on the 28th day of the cycle or did you mean astronomical events like eclipses etc?

#15
johnboy5:29 pm, 10 Jan 13

I’d settle for rising over a particular stone on the solstice.

#16
Kath6:10 pm, 10 Jan 13

They put it up in the middle of last year after finding some good stones on their property. The heart shape was an earlier project (mowed into the grass on the hill): http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/just-druid-the-wallaces-are-building-their-own-stonehenge-20120602-1zp8x.html

Some nice pics and more info here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2012/09/21/3595527.htm

#17
crabb7:20 pm, 10 Jan 13
#18
thy_dungeonman7:47 pm, 10 Jan 13

Maybe it’s attribute to spinal tap’s stone henge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg5Ovdu6bOE

#19
poetix8:18 pm, 10 Jan 13

I wonder what the lizards make of it, and if there’s a battle for the penthouse at the top of Skinkhenge?

#20
Thumper8:38 pm, 10 Jan 13

johnboy said :

I’d settle for rising over a particular stone on the solstice.

If one is to build a henge, or in this case, a stone circle, then one must ensure it lines up with the summer or winter equinox.

Otherwise it’s just pointless.

Gotta do it right….

#21
RadioVK7:25 am, 11 Jan 13

Thumper said :

johnboy said :

I’d settle for rising over a particular stone on the solstice.

If one is to build a henge, or in this case, a stone circle, then one must ensure it lines up with the summer or winter equinox.

Otherwise it’s just pointless.

Gotta do it right….

Yeah, but do you know just how difficult it is to get the Druids in to upgrade the software (leylines 4.1.03) in a stone circle?

#22
johnboy9:29 am, 11 Jan 13

It turns out The Henge has a Facebook page.

#23
Conan of Cooma9:45 am, 11 Jan 13

johnboy said :

I’d settle for rising over a particular stone on the solstice.

Depending on where you stand that is 100% possible. Also depending on where you stand, you could use it to show any birthday or event that is marked on a calendar! All you need to do is stand in the right place!

#24
astrojax4:51 pm, 11 Jan 13

mystery solved, then… thanks rioters – to the rescue once again!

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