Next working bee - Saturday 14 October.  

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

Weather Forecast

Poorneet Tadpole Season [Sep-Oct]

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues. Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.

Flax-lilies are flowering.

The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.

Days and nights are of equal length.

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
: Terri Allen
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: Anne Looney

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