time capsule headstone thOfficial opening of time capsule

On Wednesday 8th November 2017 the time capsule placed in the memorial cairn in in 1931 and 1992 beside the family graves in Pinkerton Forest was opened in a ceremony attended by many dignitaries, reflecting the importance placed on the environmental, cultural and heritage values of Pinkerton Forest by Melton Council, Western Water and the State Government.

Over forty people participated in the event. There was even a coffee cart! 

Please read the attached Final Report of the event, describing the background of the Time capsule and view the amazing images of the day.

Here is some of the local media coverage about the event

STAR WEEKLY August 29, 2017: History unearthed at Pinkerton

STAR WEEKLY November 14, 2017  ‘A peek at Melton's past’

Many thanks to Rosemary Fethers and Bryan Campbell for organising the reunion. Also thanks to Western Water and the City of Melton for facilitating this historic event. David Long, the dry stone waller, is thanked too, for his careful defining of the outline of the old home and making it safe, and PLEG members for planting around the site.

Many thanks to the following: Peter Sell and his team at Western Land Services for their efforts contributed during the past couple of years with chain sawing, weeding, watering and cleaning up the site.

Daryl Akers, Honorary secretary

November 2017