BEFORE ‘THE FLOOD’
Aboriginal people knew Point Nepean not as a
peninsula jutting into the sea, but as a low
sandy ridge overlooking a vast, grassy plain.
The Yarra, Maribyrnong and Werribee Rivers
joined on the plain, cutting through a deep
gorge where the Rip is today.
When the Ice Age ended about 10,000 years
ago the sea level rose, drowning the plain and
forming the shallow bay we know as Port