Type of Appeal: Portal Rejected
Portal Title: Mt Barney Historical Survey Mark
Location: 28°16' 50.1431" S, 152°41' 54.3429" E
Google Maps View (see the mark if you pan down): https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/118268620686630580163/gphoto/6024952119034701794
Survey Document (Including original 1929 Survey report): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_PvFi-ngOJTDFORmE5OWFsZm8/view?usp=sharing
Description: This portal is a brass first order class A survey mark at the summit of Mt Barney in Mt Barney National Park that was installed in April 1929. The portal meets the following criteria:
A LOCATION WITH A COOL STORY, A PLACE IN HISTORY OR EDUCATIONAL VALUE
The Mt Barney Trig, installed in April 1929, was one of the original survey markers in Queensland, with the location chosen for maximum viability in all directions (see the Maps View image). It was installed by the now disbanded Royal Australian Survey Corps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Australian_Survey_Corps and was originally a 303 shell case cemented in a hole drilled in the rock. In 1974 the site was resurveyed and the marker upgraded to the current brass plaque.
A HIDDEN GEM OR HYPER-LOCAL SPOT
Mt Barney is the fifth highest mountain in Queensland and is often regarded as one of the most impressive parts of the Scenic Rim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Barney The National park is a popular local destination for bushwalkers and campers.
A POINT OF INTEREST THAT FACILITATES DISCOVERY / EXERCISE
Mt Barney National Park has some of the best (and some of the hardest) walks in South East Queensland, Australia. Animal species found on the mountain include platypus, rock wallabies and Coxen's Fig Parrot. Heath vegetation on the mountain provides habitat for a colony of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird. The submitted portal and tracks to it are publicly accessible and is entirely within the national park. It can be reached as part of a day walk or groups can camp nearby. By virtue of it's elevation it enjoys good mobile phone reception.
Honestly, it just seems to be an invalid, landscape/nature shot, possibly panoromio seed?, and not at a specific location in the first place. So hopefully can work something out which allows this to be accepted.
But good luck, you'll need it.