Bullock team at work
Bullock teams were regularly used to transport loads around the district and to the train line.
View of the north-east section of the nursery.
Packing tree seedlings into crates
Workers packing tree seedlings into crates for shipment around the world.
Packing Shed and Nobelius Heritage Park
Scene across Nobelius Heritage Park with the Nobelius Packing Shed in the background today.
The four and a half hectare heritage site was part of the world-famous Nobelius Nursery, started in 1886 by Swedish immigrant Carl Axel Nobelius. The nursery exported fruit and ornamental trees to five continents.
Carl Axel Nobelius migrated from Sweden in 1872 and with his training and experience in horticulture he quickly obtained work as a nursery assistant, and later foreman, for the prominent landscaping firm Taylor & Sangster of Toorak. He then worked for South Yarra nurseryman Joseph Harris.
However, Nobelius dreamed of having his own nursery, so whilst continuing to work for Joseph Harris in South Yarra he began looking for land where he might be able to fulfil his ambition.
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(or Melway Map 127G4).
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Resources include postal and telephone directories, electoral rolls, early cemetery records, and local newspapers.
An active group of volunteers with a variety of skills and experience meets each Wednesday morning.
Volunteers undertake a wide variety of tasks that gives opportunities to help in many different ways.
New volunteers are most welcome.