"A photograph in the The Age on 28/1/1954 showed three messmate poles passing through Melbourne on their way from Mt Cole to the ABC transmitting station at Lyndhurst near Dandenong, The largest of these was 112 ft long with a 31 in. under bark butt diameter and 11 in. top diameter. The price received for this pole was 9/- per lineal ft. at roadside.
Recently twenty-five 70 ft poles with a 6 in. top diameter averaged 14 in. diameter at the butt and 10 in. at the centre. From June 1950, to January 1954, seventy poles of 90 ft. or longer have been sold from Mt. Cole."
S. Calder, Beaufort. VSFA Newsletter No.2, March 1954
The Age Article