Western Treatment Plant

To: Debbie Lustig <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: Western Treatment Plant
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:53:44 +1000

It's actually Bert not Bart, Debbie.

As Peter suggested, the construction of the ponds will have removed most of
the physical evidence of past Aboriginal occupation.  However, there will
be ample evidence in the less disturbed areas, particularly in the vicinity
of Little River and the Werribee River.  Interestingly, apart from
investigations for some relatively minor works, the Western Treatment Plant
has not been assessed for Aboriginal cultural heritage values.


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From:       Debbie Lustig <>
To:         birding-aus <>
Date:       25/04/2012 10:29 PM
Subject: Western Treatment Plant
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Johnny Loy and I had an interesting encounter at the WTP on Monday. A group
of university archaeologists and representatives from the Wathaurong people
were touring the plant surveying Aboriginal sites.
An elder, Uncle Bart, showed us a place where stone tools had been made, on
the track from Beach Road to Lake Borrie. It proved difficult to see due to
the overgrowth of weeds.
He said the WTP was full of indigenous sites. We had no idea these places
existed and were mapped. Do other birders know this? We decided to post
this note.


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