Mar 062023

 It was a sunny autumn morning on 6th March when the Gentle Walking Group discovered a lovely new walk at Pound Bend, Warrandyte. After some rains overnight, everything was fresh and the river was gently bubbling along, accompanied by a few rosellas.

Pound Bend was a central living and gathering place for the Wurundjeri people and is now a sacred site. There are interpretive signs along the river path with information about the Wurundjeri people.

The area also has an interesting tunnel created in 1870 to divert the course of the Yarra while gold mining was carried out. The project only lasted a year as the expenses were too high and the returns therefore poor.