2017 Rimstone Cooperative initiated a
acquire the M-3 Cave and property. The Co-op
currently appealing for donations
to help pay for it.
Details of how to donate are given below. Our
target is $30,000, which
is the contract price and Rimstone is able to
cover the on-costs.
right: click on it for a larger image.
Ack: Daryl Carr
can assist with the purchase
with a small (tax deductible) donation. See
of Death cave Appeal details below.
A little history about M-3 Cave
The cave is situated
15 km North of Buchan just north of the Murrindal School
House on the
Buchan-Gelantipy Road. It is also known as Murrindal Moon
Cave but the
Shades-of-Death name goes back to Henham and Moon who first
the cave in 1906.
Shades-of-Death was developed as a Show
Cave from the 1960’s. It was initially developed by Jack
Orbost engineer, and three cavers (Graham Shaw, Geoff
Warren Kennedy). Geoff Rebbechi and Graham Shaw operated the
tourist visits during school holidays for many years. In the
was operated by Geoff’s brother Dennis Rebbechi and his wife
Kim and John Van Dyk kept it open for visitors after Dennis
moved to Queensland.
The cave has an entrance gate, built
stairways and a lighting system. Geoff Rebbechi now solely
cave. The entrance is on an allotment of 0.4 ha, fenced with
sheds. Geoff Rebbechi is concerned that the cave and
property needs to
be well looked after in the future, which is why Rimstone
is purchasing the cave and property.
Shades-of-Death Cave Appeal - You can
the 2-page information sheet for
more details about the funding appeal, and how you can help
to own a
piece of important speleo property and help ensure it is
after into the future.
can also download
Funding Appeal Donation Form
are several ways you can assist with tax deductible
and save the Appeal Donation Form, and choose your donation
can complete the details in the form on your
computer (or tablet or smartphone), save the updated
changes, then send
the form to the address quoted on the form.