CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

Working bees are held on the second Saturday of the month. The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 9 February 2019.

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

 

Weather Forecast

Kangaroo-apple Season [Dec]

Changeable, thundery weather.  Bundjil (Wedge-tailed Eagles) are breeding. Bunjil, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the 'eaglehawk'.

Fruits appear on Kangaroo- apple bushes. Bali (Cherry Ballart) is fruiting.

Dhuling (Goannas) are active.  Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight.

Days are long and nights are short.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

 

 

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Tent Town Project

Tent Town Project Commences

In November 1909, the Tent Town site was established as accommodation for 12 miners and became the seed for what was to become the town of Wonthaggi. Although the site was not used as miner’s accommodation after 1910, by July 1910 it is recorded that there are 6,000 miners n the area (not all at Tent Town, of course), so the town of Wonthaggi was growing fast.

The Tent Town project - led by the Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland & Coastal Reserve Inc - will convert grazing land into a revegetated public space on this historic site and is funded by a $100K grant from the Bass Coast Shire Council and support from Parks Victoria as the designated Land Manager.

 

Work to date includes terminating the grazing licence, building a car park, ensuring adequate fencing and undertaking broadacre spraying prior to the direct seeding with indigenous seeds from of the Wonthaggi Seedbank.

 

The images below show the site as work began.

To read more about the project please clicki here

 

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Membership is open to those who share our aims.

You can join simply by filling ing the Membership Application left and paying the membership fee.

FoWHCR is a not-for-profit
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FoWH Executive

President: Geoff Glare
Treasurer: Gary Martyn
Secretary
:  Anne Looney

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