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Some 25 million years ago the whole of north-west Victoria was submerged beneath a shallow sea. As the seas slowly retreated westerly winds blew sand over the exposed inland areas, building a complex of rolling dunes. The dunes we see today were formed between 40,000 and 15,000 years ago.
Before the arrival of the Europeans, Aboriginal people regularly moved north along Outlet Creek in search of food. Evidence shows that they occupied the area for at least 6000 years, but because of the low and unreliable water supply, they rarely stayed in one place for long.
In 1847, James Clow was the first European to venture along Outlet Creek north of Lake Hindmarsh. He followed the creek to Wirrengren Plain where he established the first pastoral run. Other settlers followed and set about clearing the mallee for grazing and wheat growing.
In 1909, a number of naturalists persuaded the government to temporarily reserve 3900 ha of this fast-disappearing habitat. Wyperfeld National Park was declared in 1921.
13 Nov 2013
The Melbourne Tramways Band is in their 74th annual recital season with free monthly concerts to be presented between 2.30pm – 4.30pm (weather permitting) at the open air bandstand in Wattle Park in Burwood from November to April. The dates for upcoming Tramways Band recitals are 15 December 2013, 16…