Thursday, September 25, 2008

Plenty of Heritage Walks

Now that Spring has sprung it is fitting that a number of Heritage groups are conducting walks in coming weeks.

History of the Plenty
Saturday 4 October, 1pm-3pm
Presented by Banyule City Council
A fascinating ramble with historians Dennis Ward and Noel Withers, who will lead us through the rich landscapes of the Plenty Valley's Greensborough section. Suitable clothing and
footwear are advised - there are one or two steeper sections.
Limited to 35 participants.
Cost: free
Where: assemble at Pope Place, northern side of
Greensborough station (Melway 20 K2)
Bookings: Megan Kemp on 9457 9816

Explore the Plenty
Presented by Parks Victoria and supported by Melbourne Water and the Plenty Valley Conservation Group
An event for the 2008 City of Whittlesea Heritage Program.

The Plenty River and its gorge are the major physical features of the Plenty Gorge
Park. Take part in this guided walking tour along the river and learn about the formation of
the river and gorge. Discover early uses of the river by those who settled upon it.
See recent weed removal works and hear why these works are important for the
ecology of the river and the life forms it supports.
Bring along your stories and recollections of the river and what it means to you.
Suitable attire and footwear required. Afternoon tea supplied.

Date: Tuesday 7 October 2008
Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Cost: Free. Bookings essential.
Location: Meeting point: Bridge Inn Road, Mernda
100m west of the Plenty River Crossing. Look for signs.
Melway: Map 390 K10
Contact: Cultural Heritage Officer 9217 2377
Event Day 0419 520 501

Did you know? The Plenty River extends from Mt Disappointment southwards to
the confluence with the Yarra River and flows for approximately 24 kilometres
through the Plenty Gorge Park.

Eltham District Historical Society also conduct regular heritage walks around the township. The next one schedule is Saturday November 1st. Book with Russell on 9439 9717

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