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Skeleton Creek Water Reserve,
Leakes Road (north side of creek),
Truganina

Citation

Wyndham City Libraries, “Skeleton Creek Water Reserve,
Leakes Road (north side of creek),
Truganina,” Wyndham History, accessed December 3, 2020, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/987.
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Description

Water hole on Skeleton Creek.

Source

City of Wyndham Heritage Study 1997

Description

Water hole on Skeleton Creek.

Title

Skeleton Creek Water Reserve,
Leakes Road (north side of creek),
Truganina

Subject

Creeks - Truganina (Vic.), Skeleton Creek, Truganina (Vic.), Dry Creek, Truganina (Vic.),

Creator

Wyndham City Libraries

Source

City of Wyndham Heritage Study 1997

Publisher

Context Pty Ltd

Date

1997

Contributor

Dr Carlotta Kellaway

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Water hole on Skeleton Creek.  Access is via a long drive which starts at a gate on the west side of Woods Road (north of Leakes Road).  There is a clearly visible road constructed of crushed bluestone that follows the present day fence line.  The road appears to end and a wide track turns about 90 degrees to the south.  This track leads directly to the water reserve.  It is clearly visible and is marked by an almost unbroken line of box thorn hedging on each side.  The bases of drystone walls are evident near the site of the reserve.  From the Reserve, the mulberry trees which mark the Campbell wine cellars are clearly visible.

Government Water Reserve of over 6 acres was used for travelling stock.  Further upstream is another reserve located at the confluence with Dry Creek and a third another 200 metres north along Dry Creek.  Both are considered to be of archaeological significance because of their use by Aboriginal people.

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