Sunday, 26 May 2013

DAREBIN CREEK

Darebin Creek is a creek that runs through the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the main watercourse of the Darebin Valley and a major tributary of the Yarra River. For tens of thousands of years it was used as a food and tool source sustainably by the Wurundjeri people, Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation alliance, who spoke variations of the Woiwurrung language group.

The creek rises on the northern urban fringe of Melbourne north of the suburb of Epping, following a general southerly route and meeting the Yarra at Alphington. The creek forms much of the municipal boundary between the City of Darebin and City of Banyule. Formerly an intermittent stream, increased stormwater runoff with urbanisation of the Darebin Creek catchment has resulted in permanent water flow.

The creek runs through Darebin Parklands, a large nature reserve one or two kilometres northwest of the junction at which the creek meets the Yarra. The Darebin Creek Trail runs along the banks in the lower reaches of the creek. This is the creek at the Darebin Parklands in Alphington.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme,
And also part of the Sunday Bridges meme.





7 comments:

  1. Happy Weekend to you, Nick!
    «Louis» thanks you for participating in Sunday Bridges.

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  2. I love that little bridge, and the water droplets all lined up!!!

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  3. In his previous comment, «Louis» intended to comment on how interesting your post is. He appreciates the historical detail you included.

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  4. That last photograph is the best finale.

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  5. Lovely shots of nature Nick. Fabulous clarity in those water droplets.

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