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Archive for 2012

New neighbours

Well hello to our Chewton Bushlands neighbours. It was so lovely to meet you all at Ken and Rosie’s last weekend. Jill and I are really excited about our land at 18 Wattle Road and our pending build and move. Not sure if  this website is the right vehicle for this email but…. Kind regards, […]


Cormorants and a Heron

Cormorants and a Heron

A big surprise for Glen when he found three Cormorants and a Heron watching over his dam A slightly closer shot after one cormorant had left the party


Olwyn and Glen

Olwyn and Glen

Olwyn Jones & Glen Harrison It’s said ‘you don’t choose a house, the house chooses you’ and there’s no better example of this than ‘Our House’. Towards the end of 2008 Glen and I were heading up the road on the way to see Steve (a long-time friend).   Although tempted by the idea of buying […]


Ken

Ken

Ken Savage and the story of Lot 7 Bush Sanctuary Road, 20 Wattle Crescent, 20 Wattle Road, Chewton 3451 (being the same property) Lot 7, comprising 6 acres 19 perches, was first purchased by John & Robyn Cox in 1978. It, along with other lots, had the usual Bushlands’ package; a road in and a […]


Kim and Mark’s place

Kim and Mark’s place

Kim Windsor and Mark Carter We’d been looking for a place in the country for a few years… from the Otways to the Strezlecki’s but without success. We even went to a workshop to learn about building a straw bale house. Luckily we found our place in the bushlands before those skills got road tested. […]


A micro bat being fed by a trained person. Do not try this at home…..

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME - THE BAT WILL SUFFER (AND SO MAY YOU)

Check it out on YouTube


Early history

Early history

Prior to European settlement, the area now known as the Chewton Bushlands, was an abundant landscape, a rich source of food for the Djadja Wurrung people, who hunted game and harvested the roots of Yam daisies, Milkmaids and the many varieties of native orchids, which are still flourishing, even in the most inhospitable parts of […]


The Chewton Bushlands Association

The Chewton Bushlands Association

Statement of Purpose The  Association was incorporated in July, 2011 with the following Statement of Purpose: “The Chewton Bushlands Association Inc seeks to promote those aspects of community that are perceived to benefit residents as a whole, through activity and communication in the areas of: sustainability and environmental protection of flora and fauna safety, including […]


Creative: Ken Savage carpenter, builder

Creative: Ken Savage carpenter, builder

Teacher (1961–1977), School Principal (1978–1994), Builder (1994–2005),  Hobby carpenter/renovator  (since 1947). I have always been interested in carpentry and woodwork and was given my first carpentry tools at the age of seven and my initial project was to make a boat.  Little children’s tools are not very efficient but I persisted and managed to saw […]


Kennedy’s Lane Reserve

Kennedy’s Lane Reserve

Near the old Calder Highway, as you leave the bushlands, you pass the last reserve which once produced firewood for the the DSE. A swampy wildflower rich and extraordinary area, wear your boots and bring mosquito repellent! Go to this Facebook page.


Bob the Brown Snake and friend

Bob the Brown Snake and friend

For a geezer at Glen’s neighbourly snake go to his YouTube video.


Who was watching who?

Who was watching who?

Wildflowers 2012

Check out Antoinette’s Facebook collection of Wildflower photos.


Mount View Estate

Mount View Estate

So when and why did Mount View Estate become the Chewton Bushlands? A curious thing me thinks. Does anybody have any ideas? Cate found the sign above and she will soon be on the trail I am sure. I will continue to hunt for hard evidence in the People and Places information etc. And from […]


Echidna drinking past bedtime

Echidna drinking past bedtime

Video on YouTube of an Echidna having a drink of water during the night.


Black Wallaby

Everything set in default state for post

Here is why the Cherry Ballart (Exocarpos cupressiformis) trees look so tidy.


Explaining the website

Explaining the website

The main navigation bar/menu labels match the current Categories and Sub-Categories we have created. Hopefully we can assign all content to one of these. As more content is added to the site we can create more Sub-Categories that will display as drop down menu items on the navigation bar beneath the main Categories (like the […]


Links to other useful and/or local websites

• Connecting Country Connecting Country is community-operated not-for-profit organisation working to restore and enhance biodiversity and improve the productive natural environment across the Mount Alexander region in central Victoria. • Trust for Nature Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that protects native plants and wildlife in Victoria (Australia) in cooperation with private landowners. • Natural Newstead Observations […]


Contact us

Contact the secretary of the Association, Mark Carter on m: 0419 034 567 or email contact@chewtonbushlandsassociation.org.au Our postal address is PO Box 60, Chewton, Victoria 3451 For website content management issues contact Mark Carter on 0419 034 567 or markcarter3@mac.com


Publishing a post checklist

Publishing a post checklist

1. In the top left corner of the browser window above the black horizontal lines, move your cursor over the words “Chewton Bushlands Association” and the link to “Dashboard” will appear. 2. In “Dashboard” go to “Posts > Add new” 3. Type heading in heading field 4. Type your post in the text field. 5. […]