The Lone Pine was grown from a seed of the Lone Pine at Gallipoli which grew on a ridge where the ANZACS fought in World War I. It was propagated from seeds saved from a cone brought home by Private Thomas Keith McDowell from Gallipoli after WWI. The seedling was…
Culture and heritage Park Subotopic Layout
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In 1915, the Hawthorn Tramways Trust purchased the then rural land from Mrs Eliza Welch for £9,000 on the condition that it was to be used as a public park. It was not until the late 1920s and early 1930s that extensive planning and development commenced with the construction of the Chalet in 1928, curator's cottage in 1932 and most of the sporting facilities over the next few years.
The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and the Wattle League were influential in the planting of 12,000 wattles, natives and ornamental trees between 1926 and 1928.
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11 Feb 2014
A role-play re-enactment of the horrific Loch Ard shipwreck was just one of the Shipwreck Tales activities for the Summer by the Sea program run for holiday makers along the Victorian coastline. At Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell, one of the two survivors from the 1878 shipwreck, Miss Eva…