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Alex Chisholm Flora Reserve

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Hughes Street, Maryborough VIC 3465

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The Alex Chisholm Flora Reserve at the end of Hughes Street, Maryborough, is a roughly triangular shaped patch of bushland on the edge of town. The area is filled with dirt/gravel walking tracks, and is a great place for bushwalking, dog walking, or birdwatching.

Bushwalking at the Alex Chisholm Flora Reserve

There are lots of great walking tracks throughout the Alex Chisholm Flora Reserve, with a combination of dirt roads and narrow gravel tracks providing plenty of options for walking throughout the reserve. 

Who was Alexander Chilsholm?

The reserve was named after Alexander Hugh Chisholm (1890 - 1977).

The Encyclopedia of Australian Science website has this to say regarding Alex Chisholm:

Born 28 March 1890, Maryborough VIC
Died 10 July 1977, Sydney NSW
Occupation Naturalist, Journalist and Ornithologist

Alexander Hugh (Alec) Chisholm published many books on Australia's flora and fauna over the years 1932-1966 and edited a number of prominent Australian newspapers, magazines and books including the compilation of The Australian Encyclopaedia (1958). 

As a young man he joined the poet Mary Gilmore in a campaign against the slaughter of egrets for women's feather hats.


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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