Craigieburn – Tanner Road Entrance

The Society have made great progress with the new Tanner Road entranceway to Craigieburn which has seen an upgraded pedestrian and vehicle entrance created. Contractors from Doug Allan Fencing have completed the new fence and will hang new gates for the entranceway once the concrete has dried. The fence has been built in a heritage style using tanalised timber that fits with nineteenth century designs. The new addition to the reserve is a considerable improvement from the fence that has been on site for a considerable period and was in urgent need of replacement. The photograph of the three gentlemen outside their hut in the Leith Valley was taken in the early 1890’s and shows a very similar fence style to what has been created at Craigieburn today. Click on the picture and the heavy native bush cover that once grew throughout the Leith Valley is clearly visible.

Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library

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