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 Phillip.




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