Note: This Site has been updated in November 2016, thanks to information kindly made
available by present and former residents of Bright, and from examination of various editions of the Bright Historical Newsletters.
The Chapters which have been updated are Goldmining, Early Horseracing, and
Early Miniature Car Racing.
1910 Tram to Auburn
The on-line Autobiography of Bob Padula has been updated in November 2016, first
published December 2011, and contains 70 Chapters, 300 pages, and over 1000 images, including sound and videos. It chronicles
the most important events and activities of the author's life, spanning the years 1939 to 2011.
It's titled "Looking Back - the Autobiography of Robert V. J, Padula - 1939 to
This is the Home Page of the BRIGHT
PICTORIAL HERITAGE WEBSITE, an editorial research project compiled by Bob Padula, OAM, of Melbourne.
This project traces the history, evolution and development in words and pictures of the beautiful town
of Bright, 350 km northeast of Melbourne, near the foothills of the Victorian Alps.
The site is essentially a colllection of stories authored by myself, linked to many out-of-copyright
images and maps from various sources, dating back to the 1850s, supplemented by photographs taken by myself in the years
1962 to 2011. I have included video content created by myself in 2010.
Note: Images taken by myself are indicated with an * at the start of the caption.
Please use the Navigation Bar, at the left of each page, to go direct to the particular chapter.
All images are thumbnailed - click on any photo to see a FULL SIZE view!
I hope you find the project useful!
May 2011 - Updated November 2016
The author regrets that he
is unable to respond to requests from organizations or individuals for historical information concerning places
and events described in this website..
1909 - Healesville
You are invited to visit any of the folllowing PICTORIAL HERITAGE WEBSITES,
published free on-line, and compiled by Bob Padula.
Each describes, in words and pictures, the evolution, history,
heritage and development of the designated places.