Encountering place : tripping to the point

de Jong, Ursula 2007, Encountering place : tripping to the point, Historic environment, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 26-31.

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Title Encountering place : tripping to the point
Author(s) de Jong, Ursula
Journal name Historic environment
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 26
End page 31
Publisher Council for the Historic Environment
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 0726-6715
Keyword(s) Nepean Penisula
Summary The Nepean Peninsula, a tiny sliver of land at the end of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, has lured humans over eons. Together with the Bellarine Peninsula it forms the gateway to Port Philip Bay at the Heads. It shields the Bay from the tumultuous forces of Bass Strait. Here  generations have been drawn to the seaside, to an inspirational coastal landscape. Today hurtling at 100 km per hour down the Mornington Peninsula Freeway one reaches decision point in less than an hour: the coast road or the inland road? Next looms the junction of the Old Melbourne Road and the Nepean Highway. Another decision: which road will be quicker? Where will the traffic snarl be this time? One is oblivious to the remnant moonah woodland which once covered the land; unaware of the seascape to either side; no longer in tune with the rhythm of the tides. And yet people today still feel that sense of relief and freedom of escape from the metropolis with their first 'sniff of the briny'. Through contemporary accounts and visual material this paper explores the roads that have been travelled to get to the Nepean Peninsula: by land and sea.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007459

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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