People power stands test of time

AWE INSPIRING: Mount Gambier City Council heritage committee member Ken Jones admires the Rook Walk, constructed 99 years ago, which overlooks the Crater Lakes. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

ROME was not built in a day – but nearly 100 years ago the Rook Walk overlooking Mount Gambier’s Crater Lakes was.

The walkway alongside the Blue Lake, featuring a 10ft stone wall and three lookouts, was constructed by 800 local men during the city’s biggest ever working bee on November 27, 1918.

Mount Gambier City Council will recognise the 100 year anniversary of the remarkable


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