Thursday, April 2, 2009

Point Nepean

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See also: Port Phillip Bay
Point Nepean is the narrow extremity of land that, at it's tip, defines the south-eastern restriction of "the Rip" ; the narrow channel which all ships navigate into or out of Port Phillip Bay. The point is an extension of the Mornington Peninsula that forms much of the bay's containment on the south-east shore.
"Aboriginal people gathered shellfish and other foods along this coastline for many thousands of years ...

Over the years, including the last 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation, the area known as Point Nepean has become enriched with environmental and cultural history. The Quarantine Station was established on the shores of Port Phillip Bay in 1852. It was used to protect the colony of Melbourne from ship borne diseases ...

Fort Nepean contains an extensive system of fortifications built from the 1880s through to the World War 1 and World War 2 ... "

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