Looking for an Aborigine Park near Maroondah Dam
by Joe Kovacs
Healesville, Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/splatt/421930760/
Near Maroondah Dam, there is a picnic ground and nearby a walk where trees have carvings made many years ago by Aborigines?! Can I get the exact location, GPS Waypoints or address please. Regards, Joe _____________________________________________ Hi Joe Could this be the walk that you are looking for? The information comes from this website... http://bpadula.tripod.com/walksdiary/id50.html # Ned's Peak Walk. (120 km E). Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Cathedral Rd, to main picnic ground. Ascend signed track to Ned's Peak and return. Forest environment, good views from summit. Quite steep! (6 km, 2 hrs, December 2005). # I have also put in a call to Parks Victoria. Hopefully they may be able to help identify where this place is. I will pass on any information that I find asap. # Phoned the Healesville Tourist Information Center and spoke to Wendy, who immediately set off looking for the answer to your question. Am waiting on her phone call back, Wendy is asking one of the locals who knows the area inside and out. * Well the information that has come back to me is that it is not known if there is a Picnic Ground near any Aborigine Sculptures in trees in the area around Healesville. Hmmmm? # This is a fantastic webpage for information on the area in question... Healesville Information Wonder if any of the names mentioned are jogging your memory? # Another suggestion is that perhaps it is William Ricketts Sanctuary" that you may be after, however, these are actual sculptures done of Aboriginal figures and not sculptures done in trees. # http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/braeside-park/culture-and-heritage Here you can find Aboriginal Scar trees # I just found this reference to "Interesting Carvings" on this page. One of the reviewers makes reference to seeing carvings on the way to Mt Dandenong... http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255100-d300270-r126569006-Dandenong_Ranges-Melbourne_Victoria.html I sent Margaret a message so hopefully she will reply. # This is an interesting read inwhich there is information on Aboriginal tree carvings... http://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Sort-of-like-reading-a-map-amended.pdf # I would also like to suggest a visit to the Binjilaka Gallery Museum could perhaps reward you with the answer. Apart from the above we can only wait for Parks Victoria and/or Margaret to get back to me. That's the best I can do for the moment. Sorry I am not able to be more specific at this time. Best of luck. Cheers, Marylyn
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