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Oaklands Wetlands, 29th August 2022

16 members of Marion Probus Club went on a guided tour of the Oaklands Wetlands conducted by our Life Member, David Jarman. Oaklands Wetlands is one of 3 Wetlands on the Sturt Creek system.

David provided a comprehensive lecture of the history of the Wetlands before taking us on the tour. He was able to point out many significant points of interest including several gum trees used by the local Aboriginals and the site of the now demolished Oaklands Homestead as well as how the wetlands work in purifying and storing water down into the acquafer and it’s retrieval for watering parks and gardens in the Marion area.

When the tour was completed, members had lunch at the Morphett Arms Hotel. The day was enjoyed by all those who attended.