Brisbane Ranges (Archaeological Survey)

An archaeological survey in 2012 investigated the Lower Stony Creek catchment reserve – an area of 1100 hectares recently added to the Brisbane Ranges National Park. The survey identified 18 previously unrecorded lithic artefact scatters, providing a wealth of new information on past Aboriginal occupation and use of the area. In addition, a submission was written for inclusion of the historic Lower Stony Creek Reservoir dam wall on the Victorian Heritage Register. Recommendations were devised for the protection of identified and unidentified cultural heritage should any future development such as the construction of visitor facilities occur within the park.

Project Manager: Ben Watson
Project Type: Heritage Survey
Activity: n/a
Client: Parks Victoria
Date: May 2012

Reference:
Watson, B. 2012. Brisbane Ranges National Park Lower Stony Creek Reservoir Cultural Heritage Survey. Report to Parks Victoria.

Concrete Dam, Lower Stony Creek, Anakie Gorge, c.1910  (Geelong Heritage Service)

Concrete Dam, Lower Stony Creek, Anakie Gorge, c.1910
(Geelong Heritage Service)

Stony Creek Reservoir, Brisbane Ranges National Park 2012

Stony Creek Reservoir, Brisbane Ranges National Park, 2012. (B. Watson)