Tag Archives: archive-2012

Celebrations for the completed Wallace’s Hut | 4 December

wallaces-celebrationThere were congratulations all round at the historic Wallace’s Hut recently when around sixty people gathered on the Bogong High Plains, just east of Falls Creek, to celebrate the heritage listed hut’s restoration.

Over the past year, a team of about twenty volunteers devoted ten days to restoring the hut to its original state. It was badly in need of repair both inside and out, with major structural replacement required.

Read the Parks Victoria media release | Find out more about the Bogong region

Elyne Mitchell – Mountain author | 20 August

silver-brumbyJoin historian Matthew Higgins as he talks about Elyne Mitchell – author of the popular Silver Brumby books.

The talk will be held at the National Library of Australia on Friday 24 August at 12.30 pm.

For more information, see the flyer below.

See the flyer for the National Library of Australia Friends Lecture: Elyne Mitchell – Mountain Author (PDF – 289 KB)

Rug up and get out this winter in Victoria’s high country | 31 July

snow-feathertopWinter is an amazing time of year in the Victorian High Country. Dust off the skis, try some winter camping, or nestle in with a hot chocolate by the fire at one of the alpine resorts.

Read Parks Victoria’s winter newsletters to find out more about what is going on in the Victorian Alps this winter.

Read the Alpine National Park winter newsletter (PDF – 464 KB) | Read the Mt Buffalo National Park winter newsletter (PDF – 304 KB)

Heartwarming stories for two threatened iconic Alps species | 16 July

possumRichard Snashall has produced these two amazing documentaries on the plight of the mountain pygmy possum and the southern corroboree frog.

Discover how mountain pygmy possum numbers are picking up again in Kosciuszko National Park. Follow Dr Linda Broome and Haijing Shi as they survey current possum numbers near Cabramurra. Read more about the survey.

frogFollow Dr David Hunter and staff from Melbourne and Taronga Zoos to find out about how southern corroboree frog eggs from captive breeding programs have been released back into the wild. Southern corroboree frog numbers are dwindling due to habitat destruction and an amphibian pathogen, so the release of these eggs will give them a fighting chance.

Watch possums in the sky | Watch the frog hunters

Many hands make light work | 9 July

lauriston-grammarThe Mansfield based Parks Victoria team recently hosted five students and a teacher from Lauriston Girls School’s Howqua Campus who assisted with a variety of park management activities in Howqua Hills Historic Area and the Alpine National Park.

Download the Parks Victoria media release (PDF – 90KB)(DOC – 81KB) | More about the Alpine National Park