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Leaflet - 'Marysville State Forest, Forest Walks & Drives' Department of Sustainability & Environment, Victoria, Jun 2003 Document Reg. No: HT 26273

Map of the Marysville State Forest published by the Department of Sustainability and Environment in June 2003. It includes a large map of walking trails in Marysville and its immediate vicinity. A detailed smaller map includes a driving route of the area. The pamphlet includes information such as distance, duration and sights at specific destinations which are located on the walking trails.

The map also highlights the unique flora and fauna of the local area including the Leadbeater's possum. The Leadbeater's possum, which is one of Victoria's faunal emblems was thought to have been extinct until its rediscovery in1961 near Marysville and is currently classified as being an 'endangered species'.
A soft-cover green, orange and white, fold out map includes a cover featuring a picture of a waterfall set in a fern forest. The interior includes a large map of walking trails and trail information.
Statement Of Significance:
The pamphlet represents a poignant snapshot of the landscape and topography which existed before the Black Saturday bushfires. The pamphlet highlights the fragility of the environment and the impact of the bushfires on the local environment and community of Marysville and its surrounding areas prior to Black Saturday.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Margaret Baker - Yarra Valley Regional Tourism Association, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 297 mm (Height), 420 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: tourism, maps, tourist resorts
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Department of/Sustainability and/ Environment/Marysville/State/Forest/Forest walks and drives/Enjoy your forests/Marysville/Victoria/The Place To Be
Publisher: State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jun 2003

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