In May this year, the Yellow Creek-Dairy Creek Landcare Group officially opened Homewood Station picnic area. The group have been restoring the site for many years with revegetation, the installation of rock slab picnic tables and seats, new signage and a memorial plaque to honour the late John Hamilton and recognise the decades of time and work he has put into land management.
Over 70 people attended the day. Group president Annette Cavanagh gave a detailed history of the site and Terry Hubbard spoke about the wonderful work the group has completed in the area over many years, as well as their community engagement.
The Hamilton family were there to unveil John’s plaque and plant three Spotted Gum, John favourite Eucalypt, in honour of John.
The Hamilton family unveiling the plaque in memory of John Hamilton
There is still work to be done. A frog pond is the next goal in the plan. It is also the hope of the group to have replica station buildings put in place and reinstating of the goods platform.