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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Nerre Nerre Warren Reserve - Dandenong Police Paddocks

Greenbank Avenue, cnr of Brady Rd

 Photos on a 2 km Historical Research exploration of February 4, 2017, starting at the end of Brady Rd.  This area was used for the Seventh Australian Scout Jamboree in Dec 1964-Jan 1965, attended by 16,000 scouts. The overgrown roads seen in the photos were constructed for the Jamboree in 1964, as were the power poles. The roads were asphalted, now closed off for private vehicle traffic, and now used as shared walking/jogging/cyclef/fire management  tracks.  The bushland has regrown since the Jamboree.

Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue

Old water channel, now overgrown, at Greenbank Avenue. This carried waste water from the Jamboree complex to the Dandenong Creek

Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue


Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue

Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue.

Walking Trail off Greenbank Avenue, to the Historic Lookout area

Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue. In background is the site of the original Jamboree Main Assembly Arena, now used for zporting purposes.

Remains of road surface, Greenbank Avenue, near Belair Avenue

Walking Trail from Greenbank Avenue

Walking Trail from Greenbank Avenue

Road sign, cnr Greenbank Ave and Brady Rd

Start of Belair Avenue, cnr Greenbank Avenue

Power distribution, Greenbank Avene

Power distribution, Greenbank Avene

Brady Rd, showing layers of old road surfacing

Picnic Area, on site originally used for the Jamboree Shopping Area

Concrete base of old power, Picnic Area

Old track, off Picnic Area  

Picnic Area

Wooden artifacts in the Picnic area

Sign on Brady Rd, near Picnic Area

Greenbank Avenue, showing part of surface of old road

On Greenbank Avenue

On Belair Avenue


1 comment:

  1. Howdy Bob, a big bunch of great photos here of this very interesting place, the area is looking in great condition and it is nice that they left some of the old road to be able to see! Thanks for sharing and best regards! Michael

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