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About us

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The Department of Education acquired the site now known as Barambah Environmental Education centre in 1977. Originally established as 'A' Flat Forestry Camp in 1945, the site housed Forestry workers who were employed in the Kabunga Nursery growing and also planting Hoop Pine in the forest plantations at Jimmy’s Scrub and 'A' Flat.

Facilities at the Centre in 1977 were very basic with an office, a corrugated iron walled dining room with an open fire place for cooking meals and three wooden sleeping quarters. There were no gardens and only a few trees in the Centre grounds.

Today the Centre has been transformed into a beautiful oasis with native gardens and established trees. An extensive plant nursery, with three hot houses and a large fenced hardening area has also been established. In the 1990’s the old Gallangowan school was moved to the Centre and is now used as the office and staff room. The dining room and kitchen facilities have been updated and easily cater for all groups who utilise the Centre, which has the capacity to sleep seventy-five.

Over the years the Centre has had a number of name changes beginning in 1977 as the Mary River Field Study Centre. In 1980 the Centre was known as the Barambah Field Study Centre and in 1988 it became Barambah Environmental Education Centre.

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Last reviewed 28 March 2019
Last updated 28 March 2019