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Monday, December 11, 2017

Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve and Churchill National Park - a Pictorial History - 1837 to 2017

I am pleased to advise that my, free, on-line, Research Project has now been published, titled “A Pictorial History of the Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve and Churchill National Park - 1837 to 2017”, with over 50 Chapters.

It contains several hundred images, maps, diagrams, etchings, drawings, linked to detailed descriptive text, videos and audio content.

It traces, in detail, the history of the original 1900 hectares region, inclusive of its early settlement, geomorphology, ecology, topography, road history, the Native Police Corps, Westernport/Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate, residential development and the Victoria Police Horse Stud Depot.

Other major content incudes the Belgrave-Dandenong Pipeline, Rowville Military Camp, Tirhatuan Land, Scoresby Tramway, Golf Clubs of Waverley/Churchill Park/Tirhuatan, Dandenong Aqueduct, Heany Park Lake, Melbourne Water Retarding Basin, and the Narrandjeri-Wurundjeri Aboriginal Reserve.

Several Chapters cover the 7th Australian National Scout Jamboree of 1964/65. Other content examines land usage, features, sporting/recreation facilities, walking tracks, and the Narre Narre Warren Picnic area.

Many present-day images are from the author, based on Survey visits to the region during 2017. 

It may be viewed at this URL:

Police Paddocks

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