Report from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways on the proposed railway from Colac to Beech Forest : together with the appendices and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Parliament. Standing Committee on Railways
Other Authors: Cameron, Ewen Hugh, 1831-1915, Abbott, Joseph Henry, 1830-1904, Craven, Albert William, 1855-1913, Harris, Albert, 1842?-1910, Melville, Donald, 1829?-1919, Morey, Edward, 1832-1907, Styles, James, 1841-1913, Trenwith, William Arthur, 1846-1925, White, John Samuel, 1837-1926, Mathieson, John, 1846-1906, Rennick, Francis T., 1838-1915, Blackburne, James, b. 1839
Published: Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer, 1898
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1898, Railways Standing Committee report no. 10
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Item Description: "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 1st December, 1898"
Committee comprised: Ewen Hugh Cameron (Chairman), Joseph Henry Abbott, Albert William. Craven, Albert Harris, Donald Melville, Edward Morey, James Styles, William Arthur Trenwith and John Samuel White.
Witnesses examined: Robert Lochhead (asst. traffic manager Vic. Railways), Francis Rennick (engineer-in-chief Vic. Railways), John William King (saw-mill proprietor Gellibrand), Joseph Oliver Marks (licensed victualler/ grazier Gellibrand), James Boyes (farmer Gellibrand), John O'Brien (selector Charley's Creek Road), Sylvester P. O'Brien (selector Beech Forest), John Jonas (splitter Gellibrand), James Matthews Jr. & John William Gardiner(both selectors Beech Forest), Thomas Hall (dairyman/grazier Beech Forest), John Ince (grazier/dairyman/dealer Beech Forest), Gotfried Deppler [also spelled Gotfreid Deppler] (selector Beech Forest), Cornelius Crowe (grazier Beech Forest), Robert Glassgow (selector/grazier Beech Forest), Robert Bakewell (selector Beech Forest), Walter John Bowker (grazier Beech Forest), James Harrison & John Cockerill (both selectors Beech Forest), James Dowling (farmer/grazier Gellibrand), Humphrey Mead Hearn (auctioneer/general agent Colac), Joseph James Dickason (saw-miller near Colac), Patrick Hickey (road contractor Birregurra), Daniel Fenton Cole (shire engineer Colac), John Peel (contractor/builder Colac), John G. Johnstone (auctioneer/stock agent Colac), Alexander Short (land-owner Otway Forest), John Pounder Roberts (legal mining manager Ballarat), Alexander McVitty (timber merchant Ballarat), Thomas Rickard (mining manager Glenfine Estate Pitfield Plains), Edward Jephthah Alexander (mining manager Rokewood), Henry Gore (civil engineer/managing superintendent Victorian Gold Estates Co. Carisbrook), John Mathieson (Railways Commissioner) and John Leishman (mining investor Kingston)
Appendix A comprises: Memorandum From the Railways Commissioners Forwarding Report on Proposed Line From Colac to Beech Forest by Jno. Mathieson, Commissioner.
Appendix B comprises: Report by the Railways Commissioner on Proposed Railway From Colac to Beech Forest (2 Ft. 6 In. Gauge), Length 29.8 Miles, Ruling Grade 1 in 30, Sharpest Curve 2 Chains Radius by Jno. Mathieson, Commissioner.
Appendix C comprises: Approximate Estimate of Cost of Proposed Colac to Beech Forest Railway (From Gellibrand, Based on Trial Survey), 30 Miles 2 Chains in Length, Ruling Gradient 1 in 30, Colac to Gellibrand 1 in 37 1/2, Gellibrand to Beech Forest 1 in 30, Sharpest Curve 2 Chains Radius by F. R. [Francis Rennick], Engineer-in-Chief.
Appendix D comprises: Report by Inspector Blackburne [J. Blackburne Inspector of Forests] on the Timber Resources of the Otway Forest
BOUND IN 1898 VOLUME 2A p. 361-399
Physical Description: 39p. ; 33cm.