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Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Koomba Park Boardwalk - Wantirna

A 2 km journey on Dec 11, 2017, starting at the Wantirna Reserve car park on Mountain Highway.  The Boardwalk had been closed for several days following the recent huge rainstorms which inundated the area - Melbourne Water work crews were completing cleanup and weed spraying operations.














Monday, December 11, 2017

Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve and Churchill National Park - a Pictorial History - 1837 to 2017

I am pleased to advise that my, free, on-line, Research Project has now been published, titled “A Pictorial History of the Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve and Churchill National Park - 1837 to 2017”, with over 50 Chapters.

It contains several hundred images, maps, diagrams, etchings, drawings, linked to detailed descriptive text, videos and audio content.


 
It traces, in detail, the history of the original 1900 hectares region, inclusive of its early settlement, geomorphology, ecology, topography, road history, the Native Police Corps, Westernport/Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate, residential development and the Victoria Police Horse Stud Depot.




Other major content incudes the Belgrave-Dandenong Pipeline, Rowville Military Camp, Tirhatuan Land, Scoresby Tramway, Golf Clubs of Waverley/Churchill Park/Tirhuatan, Dandenong Aqueduct, Heany Park Lake, Melbourne Water Retarding Basin, and the Narrandjeri-Wurundjeri Aboriginal Reserve.




Several Chapters cover the 7th Australian National Scout Jamboree of 1964/65. Other content examines land usage, features, sporting/recreation facilities, walking tracks, and the Narre Narre Warren Picnic area.


 
Many present-day images are from the author, based on Survey visits to the region during 2017. 

It may be viewed at this URL:


Police Paddocks








Jell's Park - Wheeler's Hill

These photos of Dec 10, 2017, show the scenery and environment in the southern section of the Park. Thousands of visitors were arriving for the Monash Carols by Candlelight function, adding to the congestion to the Farmers' Market!