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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve - Brady Rd (Endeavour Hills)

Site of the former Jamboree Main Arena, now a soccer field. A temporary grandstand once stood on this site.

These photos of June 20, 2017, show the environment and scenery along Brady Rd, east of the Dandenong Creek.

This section of Brady Rd was constructed in 1964 as the main entry point to the 7th National Australian Scout Jamboree, held for nine days over the Xmas/NY period 1964/65, on a large area of the Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve.  Some 16,000 scouts attended.

My visit was exploratory, in researching key locations used for some of the Jamboree activities, which included the Main Arena, the Main Asembly Area, the Camp Shopping Area, the Interstate Contingent Headquarters, the Main Gate, the Tree Conservation Area, the Camp Water Channel, the Camp Radio Station, and sites of the Lost Cubs and Information booths.

For guidance, I used a copy of the official Jamboree Camp Map!

Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown
Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown

Site of the former Jamboree Tree Conservation Area. now bushland

Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown

Brady Rd

Brady Rd

Brady Rd

Site of the former Jamboree Tree Conservation Area. now bushland
Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown

Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown


Track to Jamboree Water Channel, now overgrown

Dandenong Softball Centre, on site of former Jamboree Contingent area

Dandenong Softball Centre, on site of former Jamboree Contingent area

Dandenong Softball Centre, on site of former Jamboree Contingent area

Brady Rd
Site of the former Jamboree Tree Conservation Area. now bushland


Site of the former Jamboree Main Arena, now a soccer field.
Site of the former Jamboree Main Arena, now a soccer field.

Brady Rd - car park, on site of formerJamboree Tree Conservation area

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