Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Face in Dromana

It’s been 150 years since the seaside town of Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay was gazetted in 1861 and officially recognised as a township.
In early days, Dromana featured timbercutting, grazing, fishing and orcharding.
Timbercutting no longer exists, but now Dromana includes wineries.
It has become a very popular summer holiday destination.

The heart of Dromana is Dromana pier.
For 100 years from the 1860s, Dromana pier was the second longest in
Victoria after St Kilda Pier, extending twice as long as it does today,
Dromana pier was used extensively by boats transporting timber to
Melbourne, and later by paddlesteamers bringing visitors from Melbourne on
day excursions around the bay.
To celebrate the 150 year milstone, the entrance to the pier was given a garden and leisure time makeover.
It was officially opened under stormy skies on Easter Saturday 23rd April, 2011.

The mountain of Arthurs Seat quietly watches over the Dromana township.

The winds of change blow
Hope and questions together
A new morning smile

1 comment:

Julie said...

Was this your first post under the CDPB umbrella? If so, I welcome you into the community. I have visited you over the last 18 months or so via various writing memes.

I hope you enjoy our photoblogging community.

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