History of The Basin

The Basin is a small town on the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges about 30 kilometres from Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. This site allows you to view various information relating to the History of The Basin.

The bulk of the historical information is presented in book form which can be downloaded as a PDF file. The book is an Internet adapted and updated version of the 1992 publication Fire on the Hill - Flowers in the Valley”.

Information on the site will be expanded and updated over time. In particular, the PDF files will be continually updated to fix any errors or add new information. New chapters will be added as they are completed.

General information, copyright, feedback.

The Book
In PDF format.

Photographs, Brochures and Maps
Aerial, buildings, people and school class photographs. Estate brochures. Topographical maps.

Places of Interest
A click-able
map marked with over 100 places of interest. Includes many photographs.

Chronology of changes.

Last Updated: Oct 2015