About the Author, and his Photo Galleries

Design and Operations
Gallery One
Gallery Two
Gallery Three
Gallery Four
After the Closure - Part 1
After the Closure - Part 2
After the Closure - Part 3
After the closure - Part 4
After the Closure - Part 5
After the closure - Part 6
After the closure - Part 7
After the closure - Part 8
After the closure - Part 9
After the closure - Page 10
After the closure - Part 11
History Timeline - 1840s to 1997
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 1)
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 2)
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 3)
Present Day Images Part 1
Present Day Images Part 2
Present Day Images Part 3
NEW! Present Day Images - 2015
Location Maps
Parish Map
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road - history
About the Author, and his Photo Galleries
Pictorial Heritage of Victoria
References, Further Reading and Acknowledgements

Jan 2014 - author on Gardiner's Creek Trail, Heathmont

This Heritage Study is a work by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia.
Bob is a Chartered Professional Communications Engineer, (RMIT University), holding the rank of Life Member, Institution of Engineers (Austraiia), providing specialized technical consultancy services and authorship in the field of international high frequency broadcasting

He also has a keen interest in hiking, bushwalking, coastal walking, and light railway history, and exploring the mountains around Melbourne, activities which support his involvement in amateur photography.

Bob is a member of the Australian Light Railway Research Society, Bushwalking Victoria, and the Great Dividing Trail Association.

His affinity for research into the history of the Forests, Timber Mills, and Water Supply Systems to the east of Melbourne is reflected in his authorship of several popular on-line Heritage Projects about those themes.

*** His on-line autobiography may be viewed at "Looking Back - 1939 to 2011"

The author also maintains several free Photo Websites dedicated to his travels.

His latest on-line Engineering Research Study is "The History of Short wave Broadcasting in Australia"

Bob Padula

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This Gallery displays the most recent images taken by the author on a Smartphone, using the Instagram application.