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Encyclopedia > Bullocks Flat, New South Wales
Ski Tube railway cars and traction railway track.
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Ski Tube railway cars and traction railway track.

Bullocks Flat (or Bullock's Flat) is a flat portion of the Thredbo Valley adjacent to the Thredbo River, in the New South Wales, Australia. Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ...

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Ski Tube

The flat is the site of the lower terminus of the "Skitube Alpine Railway", a traction rack railway that takes skiers from beside the Alpine Way road (leading to the adjacent state of Victoria) below Thredbo, through a steeply inclined railway tunnel, into the Kosciuszko National Park at Perisher Valley and the associated ski resort of Blue Cow Mountain. (The resort complex is known commercially as "Perisher Blue".) The Skitube Alpine Railway is a rack-driven, electric railway in the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Australia. ... A twin-tip shaped downhill ski. ... The Alpine Way is a State highway in New South Wales, Australia. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... Thredbo (36°29′ S 148°18′ E) is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. ... A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... Kosciuszko is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 354 km southwest of Sydney. ... Perisher Valley is primarily a winter only resort village, although all-year-round accomodation is available. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Blue Cow is a winter only resort village. ... Perisher Blue is one of Australias largest skiing resorts. ...


Heritage

The Ngarigo people (Australian Aborigines) first inhabited this area. Their lifestyle was disrupted in the 1930s when Europeans first began summer alpine grazing of sheep and cattle. Australian Aborigines are the main indigenous people of Australia. ... Binomial name Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758 A sheep is any of several woolly ruminant quadrupeds, but most commonly the Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries), which probably descends from the wild moufflon of south-central and south-west Asia. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Rainbow arching over a paddock of cattle Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ...


In the 1850s, gold was discovered on the Thredbo River (then known as the Crackenback River) although finds were not extensive. Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ...


Early in the 1900s, alpine ash trees were logged in this area, the logs brought to a steam powered mill on the western side of the river by bullock teams. Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ...


Trout were introduced into the streams in the early 1900s for sport fishing and this remains a popular pastime and tourist activity for the area. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fishes belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ...


Dr Howard Bullock

Bullock's Flat homestead and Ski Tub railway bridge, Thredbo River (right) and Little Thredbo (left).
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Bullock's Flat homestead and Ski Tub railway bridge, Thredbo River (right) and Little Thredbo (left).

In the 1930s, Dr Howard Bullock, a medical doctor from Sydney bought a small parcel of flat land in the Thredbo Valley at the confluence of the Thredbo River and a side creek known locally as the Little Thredbo River. // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...


At that time, Dr Bullock and his family took two days to travel by car to this summer getaway where they enjoyed camping, fishing, bush walking, and horse riding.


In 1934, Charles Conway was contracted to build the one room cottage. It features built-in bunk beds on either side of the main room that has a central fireplace opposite the one door and two small shuttered windows. A separate kitchen building was added in 1938, and the garage and stables in 1947.


The cottage area is maintained by the The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Department of Environment and Conservation - the main government conservation agency in New South Wales, Australia. ...


Lake Crackenback Resort

An artificial lake has been formed adjacent to the Ski Tube station around which has been build a holiday resort with chalets for accommodation in both winter and summer. The resort adjoins the Little Thredbo River but the lake is not fed by it.


External Links

  • Ski Tube
  • Perisher Blue
  • Lake Crackenback resort

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