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Digitised Oral History – Truganina Explosives Reserve - Tape 11 Rob Andrew

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
native grasses, explosives, cheetham wetlands, cheetham salt works, doug grant, chirnside, cliff gibson, lava plain, brown coal, sand ridges, selwyn fault, rowsley fault, victorian coastal strategy, aboriginal stone artefacts, aboriginal habitation, aboriginal remains, red gums, casuarinas, altona skipper butterfly, orange bellied parrot
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).

Rob Andrew’s career was as an Environmental Health Officer with various councils around Victoria. As an Altona resident he became interested in the Truganina Explosives Reserve when he heard the site was to be sold. He was concerned that because of the prospect of commercial development the community would lose tranquil open parklands. Through his involvement with the Reserve he realised the historical, geomorphic, flora and fauna 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 12:25PM