Victorian Graffiti

Roseberry Topping gained its distinctive shape on a May night in 1912 when an land slump caused the cliff to collapse. At the time the ironstone mining was blamed but I understand that it is now thought to have been just a natural occurrence.

But prior to 1912 the temptation to graffiti the summit sandstone was just as strong as it is now. This Victorian graffiti is now at the bottom of the cliff amongst the rock debris. Some of it is upside down.

A misty morning with the summit barely visible.

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