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Archive for November, 2012

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 […]