Truganina Explosives Walking Tour
Take a walk in an old explosives facility. Truganina Explosives Reserve was established in 1901 for the storage and handling of commercial explosives, including gelignite and dynamite. The site was at its peak operation by 1950 but with the population of Altona growing, questions were asked about safety. In 1962 the last shipment of explosives left Truganina Reserve on the sailing vessel Falie. Forty acres remained protected and lay dormant for nearly twenty-five years, growing wild and undisturbed by the surrounding development. Truganina Reserve is now a unique and beautiful coastal space of archaeological, geological, floral, faunal and cultural significance. Join conservation staff and volunteers to discover the industrial remnants of the Explosives Reserve and its unique landscape.
Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society
Truganina Explosives Reserve, Queen Street, Altona
Sun 25 Nov, 12:00-3:00pm
FREE. No booking required