ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Koonwarra fossil bed
The Koonwarra fossil bed of South Gippsland, Victoria, has been described as ‘one of the great fossil localities of the Mesozoic Era’. The site was discovered in 1961 by workmen, who were straightening a bend in the South Gippsland Highway.
The Koonwarra site is important scientifically because of the large number of species present, their excellent preservation, and the information they provide on the environment in which they lived.
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