Montage of scenes taken by the author near Melbourne

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Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Banksia Park - Bulleen

These photos show the scenery and environment on a circuit hike on November 17, 2017.

This started at the Dog Friendly area, then followed the Cherry Tree Trail, and the Heritage Trail. A large section of this route was alongside the Yarra.

Photographic Information boards descrbe the history of the area, erected by Manningham Council. 


Friday, November 17, 2017

Parks Victoria - Volunteering

Media News from Parks Victoria - Nov 17 2017

  Volunteer track work

Why volunteer?

Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and wel being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.

How to get involved


Discover hundreds of exciting volunteer opportunities around Victoria and learn about groups working in your local area.There are volunteer activities for every age group, skill...


Register to become an official Parks Victoria volunteer by creating a user account and volunteer profile with details about your interests, skills, and contact information.With...

Volunteer Groups

A friends’ group is a team of people with an interest in supporting a particular park, conservation reserve or species of native flora or fauna....

Other ways to volunteer

There are also many other community groups and organisations that provide opportunities to volunteer and help look after Victoria’s parks and bays.
For example, you can volunteer with:
For a more detailed listing of volunteer opportunities in Victoria, visit I can do that - Victoria's volunteering portal, an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Witton's Reserve - Wonga Park

Photos of November 15, 2017. The Reserve is at the end of Reserve Rd. Manningham Council has erected photo info boards describing the indigenous heritage of the area. The lower level walking track to Mt Lofty starts here, nextg to the Canoe Launching Ramp.