This Booklet was produced by the Friends of Kurth Kiln (A0038229J) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities "Your Communitty Heritage 2012 - 2013 Grant" and Members Contributions
The story is about the author's gradual awareness of the historic significance of a WWII relic charcoal kiln in the Australian bush, and the search for details to its creator's life. Dr Kurth comes to life in stories from his boyhood days in the mining districts of Western Australia to his rise into academia at the University of Tasmania. His innovative ways made their marks in a number of ventures including, of course, the investigation into the pyrolysis of wood that led to the creation of the first charcoal kiln able to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Friends of Kurth Kiln "Walking for Pleasure" booklet was officially launched at Kurth Kiln at a special function on Saturday, 12 November 2016. The publication lists some 50 walking tracks and roads in our park as well as some background on caring for our environment and some appreciations of existing users of the park. Some 50 people attended, including Council representatives from the Shires of Yarra Ranges and Cardinia, and Parks Victoria. A number of speeches were given, with Park Victoria Manager Mick van de Vreede and Cardinia Councillor Graeme Moore congratulating the group on its volunteering activities. The catering by Fay Rowe of Warburton was first class, and even the weather played its part.
The publication was funded by the Yarra Ranges Shire Council's "2016 Arts & Heritage Development Grant" and Members Contributions
Here is a Poster we produced of the Launch Event More pictures can be found on the Gallery Page