Photograph - Heritage Excursion; Eltham Lower Park Walk and Talk, 1 July 2017
From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria
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Newsletter No., 234, June 2017
Heritage Excursion - Saturday 1st July - Eltham Lower Park - Walk and Talk
Eltham Lower Park has played an important part in the history of our area since the early days of European settlement when it was used by local residents as an informal racecourse. Prior to that its location at the junction of the Diamond Creek and the Yarra River made it an important meeting place for the Wurundjeri people.
The park combines formal elements and sporting facilities with remnant bushland that is of environmental significance. It is home to sporting and horse riding clubs, popular play spaces and the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway, which attracts large numbers of visitors.
The park will be the venue for our July excursion which will comprise a walk of about 3.5 km around the park and adjacent areas. Along the way we will discuss the history and natural history of the area. The path along the creek and the river provides a pleasant and scenic walk.
This walk on Saturday 1st July is about 3.5 km in length and will take 2 to 2.5 hours. It will start at 2pm at the Main Road car park at the front of the park. (Melway ref 21 H 10).
- 1 July 2017
- Liz Pidgeon (Photographer)
- 23 Dec 2018 at 12:08PM