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The mountain itself consists not of basalt but of tuff: a porous rock formed when volcanic ash gradually hardened over two million years ago.
Mount Richmond was named after Richmond Henty, one of the first European children born in the Portland area. The national park was established in 1960, as a result of the dedication of local naturalists such as Noel Learmonth and Cliff Beauglehole.
15 Apr 2013
Not many people know that the nation’s oldest Gallipoli Lone Pine stands proudly in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs at Wattle Park. It was planted there 80 years ago, by the Mayors of Box Hill and Camberwell on 7 May, 1933, at the annual Trooping of the Colour by the 24th Battalion. …