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Digitised Oral History – Truganina Explosives Reserve - Tape 10 Hugh Basset

From the Collection of Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society Inc (TERPS) 276 Queen Street Altona Victoria

Digital copy of original cassette recorded in 2000 and digitised in 2018
Object Registration
nessie hardy, cheetham salt works, migratory birds, explosives reserve, explosives, point gellibrand, national trust, tin fence, sand ridges, altona skipper butterfly, middens, aboriginal occupation, judy hindle
Historical information
The interviews were recorded in 2000 by Bronwen Gray and Alan Young for the production of Unreserved, Stories from Truganina Explosives Reserve, animated stories from past residents, workers and interested people of the Reserve (subject to copyright 2004).

As the then President of the Inner West Branch of the National Trust, Hugh was unaware of the Truganina Explosives Reserve until contacted by Nessie Hardy about the proposed sale of the site by the State Government. He was struck by the industrial, environment and indigenous significance of the site
When Made
A primary source of information on memories of the Truganina Explosives Reserve and Altona,Victoria
Last updated
27 Apr 2020 at 12:15PM