Historical information

The first year planting of Marrum Grass on Boarding School Bay dunes to stop the erosion of the sand caused by denuding the dunes of the scrubby tea tree that would have covered the dunes. They cut the tea trees down to use for tanning animal hides for leather and clothing


rare photograph of the first years progress of the planting of marrum grass on the dunes of Boarding School Bay to halt the sand drift caused by the removal of tea trees.

Physical description

black and white photograph of the newly planted Marram Grass on the dunes at South Beach

Inscriptions & markings

handwritten: About 1884 See also 10.00.002 --- W.H.Storey - Marrum Grass. 1st Year. Boarding School Bay. Port Fairy