Drover's Hut draws to a close

The past few months we have been working flat out on an amazing site in Burnside Heights. The site was previously registered as a mid nineteenth century Drover's Hut and turned out to no only be that, but also an earlier homestead built by James Scaeles. Scaeles arrived in Victorian in 1841 with his wife and five children from Edinburgh, Scotland. They lived on Koroit Creek between 1841 - 1842. 

Thank you to everyone who worked at the site, especially all the volunteers from Heritage Victoria, Melton City Council, the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. Check out our Projects page to see more photos of the site and some of the artefacts.