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After exploring our Prehistoric World at Kronosaurus Korner, we have the ideal place for you to visit. The fossicking sites are approximately 12 km to the north of Richmond and are easily accessible to all vehicles.
You don't require any digging tools- in fact most people don't have any equipment and still manage to make wonderful finds. Some of the fossils that are found in the area include belemnites, fish bones and scales, inoceramus shells and shark teeth. Fossickers are reminded that you are more than welcome to bring your discoveries back to Kronosaurus Korner for identification.
For more information contact the friendly staff at Kronosaurus Korner on 1300 KRONOK.
- Maximum depth is 8m averaging 4.5m deep
- Capacity is approximately 314 mega litres of water
- Construction of Lake Fred Tritton began November 2002, completed in February 2003 – Using local contractors
- Named after the late Fred Tritton, former Mayor and local grazier
- Official opening May 2004
Situated on the banks of award winning Lake Fred Tritton this garden is a joint project involving the Richmond Shire Council as well as the local indigenous and non-indigenous community and the dedication of the CDEP workers.
All plants are native to the region and are labelled with their traditional purposes, helping to promote the educational aspects of indigenous culture.
The garden’s waterfall represents the birthplace of Richmond’s water flowing from the basalt country to the white gravel. Gidgee stones and moonrocks complete the gardens.
The Bush Tucker Garden was a finalist in the Indigenous Category at the 2008 Banksia Environmental Awards.
If stepping back in time is more your scene, then take a stroll down our Heritage Walk. The best way to learn about previous culture and tradition is to set off and take a walk through history.
The Heritage Trail Walk begins at the Caravan Park and continues the full lenght of Goldring Street. Visit the sites of Cordial Factory, Newspaper Printers and Open Air Theatre.
The newest addition to the Heritage Walk is the Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre.
Step back in time and discover the story of Richmond and the surrounding area over the past 150 years. The much anticipated Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre was officially opened on 23rd May 2009.
40km from Richmond, along the Croydon Road, Cambridge Crossing is an intersection of road with the Stawell River. To the left and just before this crossing, are the ruins that remind us of the history attached to the Cambridge Downs homestead.
The main building was linked by a passageway to a store room and office. The cookhouse with a big clay oven was out the back. Lawns, citrus trees and grape vines flourished. There were several other buildings; these included a Jackaroo’s quarters (with their own cook and housemaid), Ringers quarters, a Butcher shop with two full time Butchers and a Blacksmith Shop.
The Richmond War Memorial is located at the Jack Browns Lion on the Flinders Highway. The Richmond War Memorial is a unique design, replacing previous Memorial fountain, as the main memorial in Richmond. Symbolising a stylisation of three rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives at the battle fo the Somme, France in the Great War. Original wooden crosses on the battlefields were made from artillery shell and ammunition boxes. To signify this fact , the centre of the memorial constitutes a steel cross, that extends beyond the uprights. Dedicated on the 25th April 2001.
The memorial holds Rolls of Honour for individuals from the Richmond region who served and died in wars. Additionally, there is space for smaller individual remembrance plaques to Veterans. There are tri-service and additional badges to respresent all the forces on the three struts.
Richmond Pioneer Cemetery is located off the Flinders Highway on the western side of town, immediately after crossing the railway line. The Richmond Pioneer Cemetery displays inscriptions dating from 1886 to 1921. Unfortunately, only about 30 or so headstones remain from around 300 burials. In some cases the broken segments have been reassembled and laid flat, in others they have been repaired and remounted.
The cemetery is fenced on three sides and maintained by Richmond Shire Council.