Tyers Park – Cultural History Revealed
The day will provide participants the opportunity to connect with the rich cultural history captured within Tyers Park located just north of Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley. You will visit old sawmill sites, a lime kiln, quarry and see old water supply infrastructure which supplied Traralgon.
The day’s guided cultural heritage tour of Tyers Park hosted by Friends of Tyers Park will involve driving and some walking. After gathering at the Tyers Kindergarten carpark, the tour starts by visiting two sawmill sites off the Tyers Walhalla Road. Photos provided by the guide will help you appreciate what was once on these sites as only sawdust heaps and saw pits are now discernible. The tour continues after a morning tea break to W3 Track to inspect the remains of the limestone quarry and the lime kiln and get an appreciation of operations in the 1930s. There will be a lunch break before inspecting the old water supply pipeline where it crosses the Tyers River. From here there is the option to walk the 5km through the Tyers Gorge on the Wirilda Walking Track or drive to the Wirilda Environmental Park and do a shorter walk to inspect remnants of the old wooden and cast iron water supply pipelines along the Wirilda Track. The tour finishes with afternoon tea back at the Kindergarten.