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Vic Branch: Blackburn Suburban Landscape Tour

23 April 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

Sunday 23 April – 11 am–12 pm.

Presented by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Australian Garden History Society as part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival.

This is a repeat of the successful walk and talk that Mal and Fran Faul organised in November, 2016. They will be leading it again, so if you missed it please join them. The National Trust classified the Blackburn Lake and Bell Bird Streets as a significant landscape 40 years ago. Experience this excellent example of interwar planning, with winding rustic lanes, remnant bush and houses designed for the bushland setting.

The Blackburn Lake and Bell Bird Streets is an early significant landscape classification for the National Trust. The classification of this landscape has seen it protected, with large areas hardly changed over the last 40 years. An oasis in suburbia, the area is now engulfed, yet maintains a connection to the Blackburn Lake and its environs. The streets extending outwards from the Lake are an integral part of the ecology of the Lake area, being corridors of movement, particularly for birds. These private streets have resisted the pressures of normal street-making requirements and retain a quiet, almost rural character unique in Melbourne. They demonstrate an excellent integration between the natural and man-made environments. Appreciate why this area has so attracted Melbournians for over 100 years.

Meeting point: corner of The Avenue and Myrtle Grove, Blackburn

Entry fee: by donation

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23 April 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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