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PAST EVENT

Guided tour of State Significant Fossil Beach Mornington

This State Significant Fossil Beach precinct's importance includes Victoria's first cement works as well as other scientific and cultural interest.
In the 1960s, an archaeological excavation occurred over about two years to explore this cement manufacturing by James Moller Robertson in 1862-63.

Families of the archaeologists from the 1960s excavation have retained a strong interest in this State Significant site. They attended most weekends to assist Professors Culican and Taylor in exploring the cement works that are still present for visitors to interpret.

Stories and memoirs from these family members shall be shared on the guided tour.

In addition to sharing experiences by the Culican family, another guest Dorothy Johnson as distinguished Art historian will share site painting by Rosamund Scott (1874) and other artists.

Event date

Event Details

Address:
Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria (Limited Parking)

Meeting at the car-park on Esplanade Mornington (about 200 metres towards Mornington from the Bentons Road intersection) shall occur at 9.45am before walking down to Fossil Beach cement work ruins. Car assistance may be provided for visitors with mobility needs.

Overflow parking at The Dava Hotel (100 metres towards Mt. Martha from Bentons Road).

Times:

All visitors to meet in car-park above pathway to Fossil Beach.
Meet by 9.45. Finish 12 noon.

Entry fees:
Free
Booking:
Prebooking requiredstevensonian2014@gmail.com
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Website:
www.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited parking available