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History-Foreshore Signage Upgrade

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New signs providing continuity with the interpretation signs on the River-Forest Walk have been installed recently.      Funding of $9500.00 in December 2012 with a grant from Tasmanian Community Fund enabled the original 19 signs, many degraded by weather and vandalism, to be replaced with a durable re-cycled product, preserving historical information for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. QR codes on each sign enable...

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Bridport Splash Today

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The excitement of the beach remains at the centre of a Bridport holiday and every Australia Day crowds still flock to the foreshore beaches to join in fun and games of the Bridport Splash.     While the beach fashions and some of the events may be different from yesteryear (see Bridport Splash of 1915) such as the thong throw, mud wrestling and kids lolly scramble much remains the same. Today beach races, sail boat rides and swimming...

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Track Maintenance River-Forest

Posted in Bridport Walking Track, Forest Placescape, News Media & Events, Rehabilitation, River-Forest, Sustainability, Working Bee | 0 comments

Bridport Innovations, together with Conservation Volunteers Australia, (CVA), are responsible for maintaining the new River- Forest Walking Track for the next five years until 2016.  After that Dorset Council will take responsibility for the track. To ensure that we fulfil our obligations, especially in the areas undergoing regeneration around Torrington House and Ada Street, we have agreed with CVA that they will provide between four and six...

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A New Spirit of Progress

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From our Own Correspondent. If there is one place more than another throughout the prosperous north-eastern portion of Tasmania that gives promise of looming into importance it is Bridport and the district surrounding it. The principal factor in this expected advancement are the operations of the Tasmanian Timber and Tramway Company-a progressive enterprise, encouraged by a Liberal Government which has the right to operate on valuable bolts of...

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Bridport Splash Then

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Above photo of  Beach Girl Competition Eastmans Beach, Regatta Day 1947   An excerpt from The Eastern Advertiser on March 19th, 1915 describes:  an idyllic Bridport scene that carries through to the present day in events like the Bridport Splash: An enjoyable day at the seaside. Ideal weather conditions meant the sports meeting was largely attended and eminently successful. There was a happy and boisterous crowd. The port presented an unusually...

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River-Forest Track

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The River-Forest Track can begin either at the road bridge on Main Street near the entrance to the town or at the corner of Maxwell Street and Sandy Point Road.  A third shorter segment can be taken in either direction at the Elizabeth Street entry point.   This area is now a river or riparian reserve.  In Tasmania, these reserves were created to provide public access to water courses and protect native flora. The River-Forest Track was...

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Bridport Water Supply

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Turned On By Minister for Lands and Works The Bridport water supply was officially opened by the Minister for Lands and Works (Major T. H. Davies) on Saturday. The provision of water for Bridport had been discussed for years before a practicable scheme was proposed by the public works engineer (Mr. A. F.Ritchic).. The construction engineer was Mr. C. W. Davenport. The water is taken from the Brid River, and by means of a turbine is pumped to...

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