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Deer Park in Melbourne's west, started life as a farm for deer the Melbourne Hunt Club opened on Saturday, 11 July 1885 and used the area to house their stock of game deer, so that the wealthy eastern suburb people would come to hunt and...More
Being an Engineer with an interest in heritage and preservation The Black Powder Mill is a focal point for all the munitions that composed so much of the area around the Maribyrnong River and out along the Ballarat Road, Deer Park. Vast areas were needed...More
The Black Powder Mill was built in 1939 and closed in in 1986 due to residential and community pressure.
This structure has been preserved for history and once formed part of the Albion Explosives Factory. This was part of a Defence production facility for the...More
It is most important to preserve historical landmarks.
Melbourne's western suburbs continue to grow in population, The Cairnlea area was developed for housing about 12 years ago but thankfully this former small part of a munitions factory (to make gunpowder) was preserved.
It is in...More