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...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Dandenong Police Padocks Reserve - the former Main Arena
This was a 2 km exploration on June 28, 2017. This started at the car park at the end of Brady Rd, Dandenong North, then along gated Greenbanks Avenue to the sporting field, which was the Main Arena during the 7th Australian National Jamboree, held in Dec 64 to Jan 65.
Points of historical interest dating from the Jamboree included the Tree Conservation Area, the Jamboree Water Channel, the walking track to the "Hill", and the remains of old metal gates.
Much of the area surrounding the Arena is now dense bushland and infested with blackberries and weeds.