Wyndham History

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This small creek in the Wombat State Forest is one of the many small creeks that join to form the Werribee River.

This rock formation is the floor of the Werribee River. It has been dated back 450 million years. The steel plates shown across the top of this rock formation were used for irrigation purposes in the township of Bacchus Marsh. The plates were used…

This shows the wall of the Werribee Gorge that exposes volcanic activity over millions of years. It shows how the Rowsley Fault has exposed all this fascinating geological formations. Peregrine falcons nest in this area.

Looking from the base of the Werribee Gorge this apprears to be a volcano but in reality is a photo taken from the bottom of the Gorge - just an illusion. The ridges show soil erosion as a result of flooding.

The Werribee River in the base of the Werribee Gorge near Myrniong. The rocks in the river contain white stones mixed with lava, and the white rocks show scratch marks that can be identified under an electron microscope. They indicate these scratch…

These are trees that have come to the Gorge since white settlement. They include blackwood trees and trees that are often found in the Mallee. A possible reason for this is seeds deposited from bird droppings.

This photo shows an ancient rock formation with unique flora to this area.

Aerial view of the Werribee Gorge shows tha many geological formations that this Gorge has.

The Rowsley Fault occured approximately 1,000,000 years ago. The fault changed the gradient in the Werribee Gorge, cutting the Gorge to its present depth of over 200 feet.

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