These pix were taken on August 28 2013 in the Montrose Brickworks Flora Reserve.
This was a 2 km hike along the Heritage Trail and adjacent tracks. The large reserve is reached by gates on Cambridge and Montrose Rds, and is mainly reclaimed bushland, with a central trail and creek. The brickworks started in the 1920s and closed down in the 1950s, when the dam and pits were filled in and the buildings demolished. A few bricks remain near the old pit.
The "military" personnel were a group of Cadets from the Ringwood East base, on training exercises, "armed" with look-alike laser-guided rifles purchased from KMart!
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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...