August 2018

The Subject / The Sublime

Presented by Arie Rain Glorie in collaboration with These Are The Projects We Do Together (TPT)
Produced by TPT
Written by Arie Rain Glorie
Sound Design by Samaan Fieck
Infrastructure and Installations by Joseph Norster and Arie Rain Glorie
Performance in The Subject by The Hunt
AI's voiced by Apple's Dictation and Speech Application  
Thank you to Chunky Move for the headphones
Thank you to Bridget Balodis and Mark Pritchard for consultation

Presented at WinterWild Festival 2018

65 million years ago

Otway Basin Sandstone Formation

The crest of the Otway Ranges has relatively low topography, reflecting the initial flat-topped structural block before recent uplift. This moderately dissected plateau forms a drainage divide which trends north-east from Moonlight Head through Lavers Hill to Mount Chapple (550m), then easterly to Mount Sabine (583m), and north-east to parallel the coast through the highest point at Mount Cowley (686m) to Anglesea. 

The plateau has been delineated into two land systems by Pitt (1981): the Beech Forest land system, a rolling plain with rounded hills and shallow valleys; and the Mount Sabine land system, disconnected remnants of an undulating plain. Both have moderately deep and fertile friable brown gradational soils. 

7.7 Beech Forest Land System-1.jpg
Millie Cattlin
30,000 years ago

First People arrive to the region

Indigenous peoples live within the areas now known as the Otway Ranges. Today known as the Gadabanud.

Millie Cattlin
1884

Land Act of 1884

‘Whenever [I s]ee a straight road on a plan in such country I [take] it as a certainty that it crosses impassable places.’ 

Land Act 1884 Selection map [No-1,-1-January-1885]. County of Polwarth, in County maps [of Victoria]. Published with Land Bill of 1884, Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, 1884, p.28. Map Collection, State Library of Victoria

Land Act 1884 Selection map [No-1,-1-January-1885]. County of Polwarth, in County maps [of Victoria]. Published with Land Bill of 1884, Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, 1884, p.28. Map Collection, State Library of Victoria

Millie Cattlin
1900s

The Quarry first supplies sandstone to the roads and rail projects in the area

Millie Cattlin
1902

First Railway from Beech Forest to Colac

Arnest, J. (1906).  Beech Forest Station [Vic.] [picture].,  In collection: Album of photographs of the Beech Forest and Colac districts, Victoria.

Arnest, J. (1906). Beech Forest Station [Vic.] [picture]., In collection: Album of photographs of the Beech Forest and Colac districts, Victoria.

The Quarry mentioned in the Victorian Parliament Minutes of Evidence - Beech Forest Narrow Gauge Extension, April 9 1896.

The Quarry mentioned in the Victorian Parliament Minutes of Evidence - Beech Forest Narrow Gauge Extension, April 9 1896.

Millie Cattlin
1920s

First Gas and Petroleum drilling in the Otway Basin, Victoria

Millie Cattlin
2007

Quarrying of sandstone ceases

Explosives Stock Record and Shotfires Daily Report Last recorded (2007)

Explosives Stock Record and Shotfires Daily Report
Last recorded (2007)

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