About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- 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...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Birrarrung Park - Lower Templestowe
Birrarrung Park is a large preserved area of land along the Yarra River, in the outer eastern suburb of Lower Templestowe, 20 km east of Melbourne.
The name Birrarrung Park was derived from an Aboriginal word for Yarra River. Stone chips, flakes and an axe head found in the park remind us that the area was part of an Aboriginal pathway.
Residential and industrial development did not occur in the river valley, mainly because of the threat of flooding. The predominant land use was small scale cattle grazing and horse agistment.
The park has been developed since 1979 and was opened to the public in 1984.
A beautiful lake, with ducks, is the dominant feature of the Park, and shared walking trails pass around the lake and alongside the Yarra.
My pictures were taken on December 4, 2012, on a 3 km hike around the Park.
Click here to see all of the Photos of my visit!