Click the embedded player (below!) to see a 3-mins Video of the Maroondah Reservoir, compiled
by the author, with accompanying sound.
Some of the author's photos of 2012 and 2013
The open channel at Kangaroo Ground (2013)
Open channel and bridge at Eltham North (2013)
Open channel at Healesville (2013)
Open channel at Kangaroo Gound (2013)
1907 - Watts Weir No.1
This Research Study describes the history of the Maroondah Aqueduct Water
Supply System, comissioned in 1891, which was a major part of Melbourne's major water supply system.
It examines the planning, design, construction, development, and operations of the Aqueduct, the Maroondah
(Watts) Weir. and the Maroondah Reservoir, which collectively represented a massive engineering
construction project of the time.
Additionally, information is given about the development
and evolution of the Preston Reservoir,(the western terminal of the Aqueduct),
the Graceburn Weir, the Yan Yean Reservoir System,
and Donnelley's Weir
This Study is dedicated to the memory of the men and women who were involved in the building and operations
of the System, some of which remains operational to the present day.
1908 Donnelley's Weir
This work is a free on-line dissertation,
containing 15 chapters, which brings together many heritage images, descriptive text, sound, video, location maps and drawings.
Navigation Each major theme in this Study has its own Chapter, accessed from the Navigation Bar on each Page. The Chapters
are arranged in chronological order, where appropriate.
images are thumbnailed. Clicking
any image will produce a full-sized display in a new browser window.
Engine There is a Search Engine at the top of this page! This will take the reader to a new window displaying
the locations in this site for the search query.
System Requirements This website requires
Media Player (or similar). The site is optimised for Internet Explorer 9 - the use of other browsers may not yield satisfactory
results. Cookies must be enabled. Font sizes may be changed by the user to suit individual viewing preferences.
Sources Many images are out-of-copyright and sourced to publicly available
sites on the Internet - accreditation is not required or given. A listing of principal research sources used may be found
in the Bibliography. Photographs created by the author are indicated accordingly. The Study is listed
under a Creative Commons License.
Images Unless otherwise indicated,
all images tagged "2011, 2012" or "2013" are those by the author, from his many visits to the locations through which the
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Publication This Project Study is published in February 2013 - it is a once-only Study and
will not be updated.
The author, at Blackburn Creeklands, Feb 2013
ABOUT THE AUTHOR This
Heritage Study is a work by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia.
Bob is a Chartered Professional Commiunications
Engineer, 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.