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Original ford in the Werribee Park grounds on the Werribee River. Photograph taken by M. Dixon.

Cobbledicks Ford crossing the Werribee River at Tarneit, paved in cut bluestone pavers.
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The Cottrell Street Ford in flood in 1977. Significant floods used to occur every seven to ten years. In 1983 the flood levels reached the white box on the telephone pole. Flood mitigation controls have since been implemented, so that flood levels…
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Cottrell Street Ford Bridge. This bridge is built directly over the old bridge. The old bridge can be seen underneath.
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This photo shows the Cottrell Street Ford in 1959, before major alterations to raise it height had been undertaken. Regular minor flooding closed the Ford, so that as the population grew higher bridge was essential.  The photo looks towards the…
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Mrs Stevenson fishing at Cobbledicks Ford Recreational Area in 1962. Mrs Stevenson lived in a bluestone house at top of Cottrell Street Ford. The bluestone house has since been demolished and replaced by units.
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Members of the Truganina Fire Brigade teach juniors how to refill their fire truck at Cobbledicks Ford. The Werribee River is an important source of water when there are grassfires on the Werribee Plain.
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This photo depicts vandalism at Cobbledicks Ford Recreational Area. The Reserve has been completely rebuilt by the Wyndham City Council and is regularly monitored by Council staff.
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Cobbledicks Ford in flood in 1977. In 1983 the flood level reached the top of the tree pictured.

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