Victorian Alps

Victorian Alps
On the Great Alpine Rd, approaching Harrietville, December 2014

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Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
One of my personal objectives is to convince Australia's millions of TV addicted couch potatoes to make the switch and convert to bush potatoes! In other words, get out there and see the REAL Australia. Go bushwalking - by yourself or with someone! If you never never go, you'll never never know...!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Burwood - Local History Park

Pix of September 18, 2013. 
  


This Park extends from Burwood Highway to Highbury Rd, about 1 km. 
  


Gardiner's Creek Trail passes through it, on land formerly used for Australia's first Drive-Theatre (opened 1954, closed in 1983). 
 


The replica (1992) of the Early Settler's Shelter is a local tourist attraction - nearby is a covered Barbecue area, previously the Drive-In ticket box. 
 


Markers along the Trail describe Australia's geological history - they also indicate the distance (in metres) from the Burwood Highway and the age (in millions of years) of each Eon/Period. 
 


A Geological display is near the Highbury Rd end. Information boards describe the Drive-In's history.

Click here to see a Slide Show of my visit!



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