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Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue,
Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10

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Charles Grimes - survey of Port Phillip Bay

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flemming's journal

The Flemmings Journal, the diary kept during this exploration of Port Phillip is not a well known document, except by a few dedicated Grimes advocates and supporters in the history world. And to date the journal has not been that accessible.

This version of Flemming's Journal was produced by the Footscray Historical Society in the 1980’s. It has since been digitised by Melbourne’s Living Museum and with the permission of the Footscray Historical Society and is available for download on this web site.

This document should be read by every student of history or for that matter every Victorian who has some curiosity about what things looked like before the Europeans changed everything.

fleming journal






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1 introduction

2 the most eligible place for a settlement

3 2003 re-enactment event

4 four councils

5 the surveyor general's tribute

6 re-enactment images
the first leg

7 pipemakers park event

8 the plaque

9 city of moonee valley

10 the turning basin

11 flemming's journal (download)

12 the map

13 news articles

14 george seelaf - boat design

15 the obelisk

16 avondale heights plaque

17 dights falls




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