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…

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…

Matthew Flinders first sighted the You Yangs in 1803. It is from this point at Flinders Peak, looking toward the Wombat State Forest, that is the birth place of the Werribee River.

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