The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 9 June.

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

 

Weather Forecast

Waring Wombat Season [Apr-Jul]

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings. The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.  Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform their courtship displays.

Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.

Days are short and nights are long.

The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid point of cold weather.

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

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