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From the ancient meetings of Indigenous people to the backbreaking labour of sunburnt men unloading a steam engine, the history of Point Gellibrand is a story of activity. The first and key disembarkment point for Australia until the 1850s, the site contains a rich history associated with Victoria’s early settlement and the state’s ongoing commerce and wealth creation.
Point Gellibrand’s most significant landmark is the Timeball Tower that was constructed in 1849 to guide ships past the nearby reef. Other cultural and historical structures include a former burial ground, the convict seawall, remains of former railway yards and the Ann Street Footbridge.
27 Nov 2013
Walking tracks in the Mt Samaria State Park are receiving some care and attention thanks to some very active and enthusiastic members of the Benalla Bush Walking Club. Benalla Bushwalking Club volunteers have been assisting Parks Victoria rangers to clear sections of the various walking tracks using hand tools! The…