Centenary of the O'Shannassy Water Supply System - 1913 to 2013 - a Pictorial Heritage

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Yuonga Rd to Donna Buang Rd

1803 - Beginnings
1892 - Surrey Hills Reservoirs
1911 - Design and Construction
1911 - The O'Shannassy Weir
1914 - Maintenance and Operations
1923 - Bushfires, Landslips, and Floods
1924 - Modifications and Enlargements
1927 - Silvan Dam
1927 - Mt Evelyn Aqueduct
1928 - The O'Shannassy Reservoir
1929 - Upper Yarra Conduits
1931 - Silvan Inlet Aqueduct
1996 - Decommissioning
2006 - Pigging Project
2007 - O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Overview
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Parrot Rd to Don Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Don Road to Dee Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd to Sussex St
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Sussex St to Yuonga Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Yuonga Rd to Donna Buang Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Donna Buang Rd to Cement Creek Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Cement Creek Rd to the Weir
The Present
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Readers are invited to visit the author's comprehensive research project titled "Mt Donna Buang - a Pictorial Heritage - 1890 to 2011" . This describes, in pictures and words, the history, development, and evolution of the area.

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Mt Donna Buang Pictorial Heritage 1890 to 2011

Yuonga Rd carpark (2012)

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Yuonga Rd to Donna Buang Rd - 2 km
This Section of the Trail starts at the Younga Rd carpark/picnic area. It crosses the Rocky Creek, then reaches the Donna Buang Rd. At this point, the open channel has disappeared underground.
It is necessary to walk along the Donna Buang Rd shoulder for a short distance, and pick up the trail on the opposite side. Care is needed as there is no footpath.
Points of Interest
  • Crossing of Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek crossing (2012)

The Trail, looking east from Yuonga Rd car park (2012)

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