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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.
26 Feb 2014
An ecological thinning trial is proposed for Barmah–Millewa River Red Gum forests in Victoria and New South Wales, including within Barmah National Park. The health of River Red Gum forests has declined over the years as a result of altered flooding regimes, more frequent and intense droughts and regulation of…