Near Gardiner’s Creek, 1876

Dr Gary Presland FRHSV, President of the Society, has made a particular study of the natural history of the Melbourne area.  Over the past 180 years, the natural landscapes in this area have been subjected to massive alteration. Nowhere is the extent of these modifications more apparent than in the ways that the many local streams have been treated.  The focus of Gary’s talk—Gardiners Creek—has been the scene of many interesting aspects of Box Hill’s history; it is also, perhaps, the prime example in Melbourne of the many ways in which natural streams have been impacted as a result of European settlement.

Date:  Sunday 20 June 2021
Time:  2.15pm
Venue:  Bert Lewis Room, 1st Floor, Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Please RSVP to boxhillhistory@gmail.com as attendance numbers are limited, due to Covid restrictions.
Gold coin donation appreciated.