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Our land at contact with Newstead Landcare – UPDATE!

Posted on 10 October, 2022 by Frances

We received the following update from our friends at Newstead Landcare Group regarding thier AGM 2022 event:

Due to the high risk of floods today and tomorrow, in sorrowful mood we’ve decided to cancel the presentation by Barry Golding for our AGM tomorrow night.
Barry will do his presentation early in 2023. We will still have the AGM via Zoom (link and password below). The AGM will probably take about 20 minutes.

Newstead Landcare AGM 2022
13 October 2022 at 7.30 pm

To join the online AGM via Zoom – click here


Our land at contact

The arrival of Europeans in Australia produced profound changes across the continent. It can be hard to know exactly what the landscape looked like before this dramatic upheaval. The documents left by the earliest intruders can give us a few clues.

Professor Barry Golding of Federation University has combed through historical records to put together a picture of how the land around Newstead and its environs may have looked prior to contact. From the extensive permanent ponds on the Loddon containing literally tonnes of Murray Cod to the vast meadows of Yam Daisies (Myrnong), some of the descriptions Barry has found give us a glimpse of the extraordinary richness of our neck of the woods.

Barry will be presenting some of his findings at Newstead Landcare Group’s AGM on Thursday 13 October 2022. The presentation will start at 7.30 pm at Newstead Community Centre. A very brief AGM will follow. All are welcome to attend, gold coin donations appreciated.

Newstead Landcare Group  presentation
Presenter: Professor Barry Golding of Federation University 
Where: Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons St, Newstead VIC

The event will be postponed in the event of extreme weather or flooding.

For details on the Natural Newstead blog – click here

Yam Daisy or Myrnong (Microseris lanceolata) (photo by Frances Cincotta)

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