Melba Gully, Victoria ~ Australia

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$285.00

Description

Believed to be named after Australia’s famous singer Dame Nellie Melba, by Mrs Jessie Fry, an avid patron of the arts. The original 48 hectare property was purchased in 1921 by Jessie Fry.

Through further purchase and donations, the Victorian Conservation Trust has added 26 hectares, swelling the park to 74. Melba Gully near Lavers Hill, offers many exciting features, least of all the Glow Worms which are larvae of a fly, the Fungus Gnat.

Another popular feature is Madsens Track, which meanders with sections of the old cable tramway and the railway running from Colac to Beech Forest, built in 1902 and extended to Crowes in 1911. Whilst the line ceased operation in 1962, Crowes was once the most southern railway station on the Australian mainland.

Additional information

Size

1015mm x 350mm