The video (below), compiled by the author, May 2012, shows the Dee Slip Bridge
on on the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail,
Note: The image was taken in 1913
showing the construction of the Aqueduct.
This Research Study describes, in words and pictures,
the history of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Water Supply System, comissioned in 1914, which was Melbourne's major water supply
It is published to commemorate the occasion of the Centenary of the System.
It examines the planning, design, construction,
development, and operations of
the Aqueduct, the Weir, the Reservoir, and the Silvan Dam, which represented a massive engineering construction project
of the time.
The Aqueduct itself was decommissioned in
1997, and the Study includes information about the transition and evolution of alternative underground
forms of water delivery into Melbourne from the O'Shannassy Catchment.
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.
Search 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.
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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 "2012" or "2013" are those by the author, from his many visits to the region.
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Publication This Project
Study is published in January 2013 - it is a once-only Study and will be updated as necessary.
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.
The author also maintains several free Photo Websites dedicated to his travels. He has published
a number of free Pictorial Victorian Heritage Research Projects. Links and descriptions are at The Author's Personal Websites