Cardinia Recreation Reserve

On Friday 17 October 1947, ladies paid 2/6d (25c) and gentlemen paid an extra 6d (5c) to attend a Grand Opening Ball at the Cardinia Hall to mark the official opening of the Cardinia Recreation Reserve. Reference: Look to the rising sun, back to Cardinia 1984: a history of Cardinia and district, including Rythdale and… Read More

William Bruce Ronald Reserve


Cora Lynn Recreation Reserve

Home to: The Peter Parker Pavilion The G McCauley Plantation Transcription G McCauley Plantation / Golden Cypress 1986 Cora Lynn Community Centre Honour Board Transcription Bronze: Mick Egan / Ron Hampton / Paul Hanks / Andy Matthews / R & M Matthews / John Hester / Darryl Adams / J & M Reid / Lindsay… Read More

Cannibal Creek Reserve

Bill Parish Gateway plaque Transcription Bill Parish Gateway / This gateway was donated by / Bill Parish (Wishbone) / and is dedicated to the memory / of the founders of this reserve / in 1953 Bill Parish / George Fry Snr / Fred Cox / Reg Sykes Dedicted May 3rd 2015 The Cannibal Creek Reserve… Read More

Sydney Pargeter Reserve

Sydney Pargeter was a councillor of the Shire of Berwick from 1965 to 1973. He was also one of the first councillors of the City of Berwick from 1973 to 1992 and Mayor in 1982-83. Reference: Place Names of Berwick by Dr Debbie Stephan. Published 1994 by the City of Casey.  

Bonnie Watson Reserve

Home to the Cannons Creek Community Place Bonne Watson Reserve information board Transcription (1st paragraph) The Bonnie Watson Reserve One of the earliest pioneers of Cannons Creek was the Watson family. Their gift of this 10 acres of land provided a recreation reserve for the people of / the creek. In the 1940’s the block… Read More

James Alexander Reserve

James Alexander plaque Transcription ~ Jim Alexander ~ Jim Alexander grew up in the Berwick-Dandenong area. His mother’s parents / lived on a Soldier Settlement farm in Clyde Road after World War 1. Like many other locals Jim Alexander believed this / reserve with its extensive views and stand of casuarina forest / made it… Read More

Rod Lavin Reserve

Sydney Parkinson Reserve

  Sydney Parkinson was employed by Sir Joseph Banks to make water-colour drawings of specimens and to sketch birds and animals on the Endeavour’s  1768-1771 voyage. He was a very talented natural history artist. So talented in fact, that during this voyage he drew 94 specimens collected at Botany Bay in just fourteen days. Sydney… Read More

Charles Green Reserve

  Born in 1735 in Yorkshire, England, Charles Green was the astronomer aboard the Endeavour. Together with James Cook, he observed the transit of Venus on the 3 June 1769 at Tahiti – the Endeavour’s first voyage. The Endeavour left Tahiti on 13 July 1969 for New Zealand, the east coast of Australia including the… Read More