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I would wager that only a tiny percentage of those driving on the South Gippsland Highway in Victoria to Phillip Island noticed an enigmatic display in a roadside park in Cranbourne. I had driven the road many times, at least 21 years ago, before I became aware of a frame from which hung some replicas of rocks. They were scale models of meteorites discovered in the area, all from the same fall.
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When historian Joan Vandenhorn heard about a new housing estate in Clyde called Pasadena, she saw red.
Pasadena is a city in California with a rich history, but she could not see the connection with Clyde.

"Why can't we celebrate our own history?" - Mrs Vandenhorn, who last year set up a website to collect and commemorate Clyde's past.

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In 1854 considerable scientific interest was aroused in the Cranbourne and Clyde districts upon the discovery of several meteorites.
Close examination of these masses by early settlers led them to believe the area was a rich deposit of iron. Alexander Cameron, at a Conference arranged in Melbourne to discuss the desirability of constructing a railway from Melbourne to the Cape Paterson coal fields, urged the Conference to consider passing the rail line through Cranbourne so that the iron ore deposit could be exploited. However it was soon realised that they were meteorites, three all told.

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Contractors last week moved in on Cranbourne Place Park, on the corner of South Gippsland Highway and Camms Road, to dismantle a display of mock meteors. Made of foam and built to size, they were replicas of 12 meteorites discovered in Cranbourne since the 1850s.
The display had been in place at the park - popularly known as Meteorite Park - for at least 30 years.

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A recently discovered fragment of the world-famous Cranbourne meteorite shower is on the move.
Merle Blundy, on whose Clyde North property the 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite landed, has donated it to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.
Mrs Blundy said her son and son-in-law came across the meteorite by chance.

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Meteorite sculptures have recently been installed in front of the building to create a pathway between the two entrances.
Together with the twisted 12-metre steel tree-forms, the sculptures have been installed to celebrate the actual meteorites found in the Cranbourne area since the 1800s.

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Excited Clyde Primary School students were on hand at Scienceworks yesterday as Cranbourne-13, a 4.5 billion-year-old space rock, headlined a special exhibition. Cranbourne-13 is the 13th space rock to be discovered from a meteorite shower in Cranbourne in the 1800s.
The owner of the rock, who found it on his Clyde property earlier in the year, had no idea of the significance of his discovery until he brought it to the school.

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Casey property owners could be sitting on a goldmine. And it's got nothing to do with the value of their houses.
As revealed on the Leader website last week, Clyde Primary School has been rocked by news it is the custodian of a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite.
Principal Maurie Richardson said it had been advised by Museum Victoria that an 85kg rock on display at the school is a fragment of Cranbourne's world-famous meteorite shower.

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Clyde Primary School has been rocked by news it is the custodian of a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.
Principal Maurie Richardson said the school had received word from Museum Victoria that an 85kg rock now on display at the school is a fragment of Cranbournes world-famous meteorite shower.

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