A history of Ashburton's green spaces

Thu 6 October 2022
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Ashburton Library

154 High Street
Ashburton VIC 3147

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10/06/2022 12:30 pm 10/06/2022 1:30 pm A history of Ashburton's green spaces Ashburton has the highest per capita amount of green space in the whole of Boroondara. This talk will cover how this came about by accident rather than design. We will discuss: The significance of the area to the Wurundjeri The important role of Ashburton Forest and the Sherwood Park Racecourse to recreation for European settlers and farmers Residents’ battles during the Depression with the old Camberwell Council for sporting fields and funds for fences, cricket pitches, pavilions and playgrounds The origin and stories behind the names of some of our spaces Presenter Sarah Craze is a local historian and author. She runs the Life Stories Writers Group at Ashburton Community Centre and operates a blog on the history of Ashburton and its surrounds on the Sarah Craze website. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Ashburton has the highest per capita amount of green space in the whole of Boroondara. This talk will cover how this came about by accident rather than design. We will discuss:

  • The significance of the area to the Wurundjeri

  • The important role of Ashburton Forest and the Sherwood Park Racecourse to recreation for European settlers and farmers

  • Residents’ battles during the Depression with the old Camberwell Council for sporting fields and funds for fences, cricket pitches, pavilions and playgrounds

  • The origin and stories behind the names of some of our spaces

Presenter Sarah Craze is a local historian and author. She runs the Life Stories Writers Group at Ashburton Community Centre and operates a blog on the history of Ashburton and its surrounds on the Sarah Craze website.

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