In the middle of the forest on a gravel road roughly 40 people, many of whom got lost on the way, gather around a large grey boulder christened by gold.
A plaque on the boulder reads: "You are standing at the centre of Lisle, once the third largest town in Tasmania."
There is almost nothing left of what was a thriving mining town in the late 19th century.
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Those gathered include a historian, politicians, a gold miner, descendants of Lisle residents and people from the surrounding area.
The group are present for a memorial organised by Heritage Lilydale. It was a community effort to remember a town which has all but disappeared.
Bass MHA Sarah Courtney organised permission to build the memorial, Heritage Lilydale secretary Phil Cornwell organised the plaque and Adrian Holmes, who could be Lisle's last gold miner, organised the boulders and stones which mark the town centre. They are from the Lisle Creek bed where gold was traditionally found.
"I've had leases up here for 35 years ... I [still] get a bit [of gold], a good gold miner doesn't give away too much," Mr Holmes said .
Gold was first discovered in the town in 1878 which started the biggest gold rush in Tasmania. At its peak about 3000 people lived at Lisle, with the last person leaving in 1963.
Judy Cornwell is the grand daughter of William Bessell, one of three brothers who originally discovered gold in Lisle. She remembers coming to Lisle as a little girl.
"Most of the buildings had gone at the time I was coming out here but certainly my parents' home, the post office ... was still standing," she said.
Ms Cornwell was one of many family members who attended the memorial, including Anne Youl, whose great grandfather was Alfred Bessell. She said the area made her feel at home.
"My mum was born there, my uncle was born there. There is so much history and to think there is nothing really to see there anymore. The town is gone," Ms Youl said.
Historian Nigel Burch, who authored the book titled Ephemeral Lisle, addressed the gathered crowd. "This is the exact centre of Lisle," he said.
"At its peak in 1879, there were four hotels, six butchers, 5 bakeries, 21 general stores, nine boarding houses, a library, a stationer, chemist and 10 sly grog shanties. Now there is nothing."
Not everyone was a descendant of the former residents. Dirk Richardson and Jade Shliapnikoff live on the old Golconda mine. They say people are surprised by the fact Lisle existed.
"We regularly share the history of Lisle with our friends and family that come to visit. Take them for a drive up the centre of Lisle, show them the old gold mines and tell them the story about the old town of Lisle," Ms Shilapnikoff said.
"They're amazed especially given there are no remnants around."
A fondness for local mines isn't the only reason they came. They also wanted Mr Burch to sign a copy of his book.
Mr Burch hoped people would come forward with historic items which depict what life was like in Lisle.
"One of the things in particular is up this road there was a cemetery and the headstones have disappeared. Hopefully they'll turn up because at the moment we don't even know who's buried up there," he said.
"I just want people to remember it because of the effort that went in here. The work, the lives, the toil. People born [here] worked hard all their lives [and] died here."
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