If you have never been to Walkerville in South Gippsland then maybe this photograph will give you an indication of how beautiful the area really is…I know that most beaches are beautiful, but the beach at Walkerville South has historic features that are exclusive to this area.
For a start, it is the site of old Lime Kilns that were used in the late 1800’s and the earlier 1900’s. Some of the kilns still remain, some partly preserved and thankfully cared for by Parks Victoria.
It really is quite amazing to walk along the beach, explore the caves and rockpools and marvel at how the incredible kilns have survived the weather and sea water washing over their foundations…though the erosion and degradation can easily be seen.
There is a question as to whether the kilns should be rebuilt…whether replicas should be made instead…and who should be responsible to take on the huge task of preserving them for the historical benefit they bring to our country.
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