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The Monster of Loch Burley Griffin?

By CapitalYarns - 5 August 2014 12

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Inspired by many posts over the years on the RiotACT, I thought it was again time to question what lurks beneath the muddy depths of Lake Burley Griffin. My latest Canberra short story was inspired by three items nominated via social media:

Llloonng Exposures + Clouds + Chilly Canberra Morning

http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/monster-loch-burley-griffin/

Let me know what you think. Some of the history to this ‘myth’ has been recorded on this very site:

The Monster that ate Canberra

There’s something in the waters

Gunghas gets its Bunyip!

Sean

What’s Your opinion?


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12 Responses to
The Monster of Loch Burley Griffin?
PBO 9:59 am 06 Aug 14

Another good site for local history is:
http://www.davesact.com/

This site has so much info on Ye Olde Canberry, So many tid-bits and clues to forgotten things in the region.

Maya123 6:24 pm 05 Aug 14

PBO said :

pink little birdie said :

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

and a cave system that was flooded near black mountain

Nice article here about it: http://www.markbutz.com/Butz%201987%20Karst%20and%20caves%20in%20the%20Canberra%20area.pdf

Worth the read as it provides an interesting view of whats under the water.

Thank you, that was an interesting article. I think (but can’t say absolutely) I have been to the White Rocks mentioned. I saw several cave entrances, but didn’t enter any as I was alone. I took a wrong route, but it was so much more interesting than the route I should have taken, but tough going, scrambling/slithering under thick undergrowth by the river and then the scramble up the white limestone to the top, for the wonderful view over the river. I also plan sometime to visit the mentioned London Bridge.

CapitalYarns 5:49 pm 05 Aug 14

Thanks all. Great food for thought and potentially future stories!

John Moulis 5:45 pm 05 Aug 14

pink little birdie said :

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

and a cave system that was flooded near black mountain

Not to mention possible remains of the railway bridge over the Molonglo intended to provide the rail link to Melbourne but which was washed out and demolished in the 1929 flood.

astrojax 5:02 pm 05 Aug 14

bloody good sheep station, ruined!

MERC600 4:06 pm 05 Aug 14

PBO said :

pink little birdie said :

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

and a cave system that was flooded near black mountain

Nice article here about it: http://www.markbutz.com/Butz%201987%20Karst%20and%20caves%20in%20the%20Canberra%20area.pdf

Worth the read as it provides an interesting view of whats under the water.

Very interesting. Thank you.

PBO 2:51 pm 05 Aug 14

pink little birdie said :

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

and a cave system that was flooded near black mountain

Nice article here about it: http://www.markbutz.com/Butz%201987%20Karst%20and%20caves%20in%20the%20Canberra%20area.pdf

Worth the read as it provides an interesting view of whats under the water.

pink little birdie 1:51 pm 05 Aug 14

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

and a cave system that was flooded near black mountain

PBO 12:20 pm 05 Aug 14

MERC600 said :

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

I think maybe some logs floating beneath the surface have added to the monster myth, isnt there meant to be a bomb shelter underneath the water near the carillion?

JGMontgomery 10:41 am 05 Aug 14

You might want to watch this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezwfJHL1viw

Maya123 10:33 am 05 Aug 14

Perhaps bones. In 1974 a flood washed some of the Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery into the lake. More than 60 coffins were washed downstream.

MERC600 10:16 am 05 Aug 14

As far as I know, under them muddy waters, there is a golf course, and I think a horse racing track.

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