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Victoria - a Pictorial Heritage by Bob Padula OAM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://bpadula.tripod.com/pictorialvictoria.

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Melbourne in 1840

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Jan 2017 - author at Jells Park

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
This Website has been developed by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia.
 
It 's a directory of free, on-line, Research Projects compiled by the author, about the history, development and evolution of selected places and major engineering projects of heritage interest in Victoria,

Bob is a Chartered Professional Communications 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, water supply systens, 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 and  Bushwalking Victoria.

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 these Research Projects in this DIrectory 

*** 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.
  
Links and descriptions are at
The Author's Personal Websites

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

 

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Published February 2017
THE BALNARRING COAST - PICTORIAL HISTORY - 1873 to 2017

This Project describes in words and pictures the history, geomorphology, heritage and evolution of the Balnarring Coast, extending from Somers to Point Leo and nearby areas, centred on Balnarring Township, 80 km south of Melbourne, located on Westernport Bay.

The Project includes many public-domain out-of-copyright images, drawings, maps, engravings and photographs, dating back to the 1870s, supplemented with recent photos and videos taken by the author.

It’s at

Balnarring Coast

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Studley Park - 1865 (SLV)

Published August 2015
YARRA BEND PARK - A Pictorial History 1877 to 2015

This is a Research Project, describing the history and evolution of this large park, from 1877 to 2015. It contains 32 Chapters

It may be viewed at:

Yarra Bend Park

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Yarra River, at Kew Billabong (May 2015)

Published June 2015

THE MIDDLE YARRA PARKLANDS

This Pictorial Heritage Research Project, describes the history, development and evolution of the Parklands of the Yarra Valley in Melbourne's east.

It is a step-on, step-off journey of discovery through time and space. Like the Parklands themselves, readers and travellers may stop and appreciate these magnificent reserves, views, scenes and waterways!

The diverse landscapes provide for a widerange of recreational pursuits and contain significant natural and cultural values. The parklands are vital in contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the character of the local and regional landscape.

Each Park is listed alphabetically and includes a Map, a description, historical notes, places of interest, directions, walking tracks, and images.

Video, audio, and static/slideshow images, illustrate the Project. It may be viewed at

Middle Yarra Parklands

 
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2015 - Yarra from the Templestowe footbridge

 
THE PARKLANDS OF THE YARRA VALLEY - Published April 2015
  
Containing 32 chapters, it describes the history and evolution of the Yarra River Parklands,  extending from Ivanhoe to Warrandyte, a distance of some 17 km.
 
It’s a step-on, step-off journey of discovery through time and space. Like the Parklands themselves,  readers and travellers may stop and appreciate these magnificent reserves, views, scenes and waterways!
 
Yarra Valley Parklands are one of the most significant expanses of public open space in metropolitan Melbourne, covering 1700 hectares. They are characterised by a diverse array of landscapes including pockets of Australian bushland, open paddocks and floodplains, aboriginal sites, an old apple orchard and remnants from early white settlement linked by the iconic Yarra River.  The landscapes provide for a wide range of recreational pursuits and contain significant natural and cultural values. The parklands are vital in contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the character of the local and regional landscape
 
Each Park is listed alphabetically and includes a scalable Map, a description, historical notes, places of interest, directions, walking tracks, heritage and contemporary static and slideshow images, audio and video features.  A comprehensive Bibliography is also included.
 
There are over 200 images in the Project!
 

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1882 - poster for land sales in Box Hill


MONT ALBERT - A  PICTORIAL HISTORY (1830 to 2013)
Published June 2013

This is a Pictorial Research Project, which examines the history, development, and evolution of the leafy suburb of Mont Albert,12 km east of central Melbourne, from its beginnings in 1830 until the present.
 
Much of the content has been derived from the author's first-hand knowledge of Mont Albert,  which has been his home since 1959, supported by interviews with long-time residents.
 
The present day suburb of Mont Albert did not really begin until the early 1890s - prior to then, it was part of Surrey Hills and Box Hill, and relevant background information about those suburbs is included, as well as content about adjoining present-day Mont Albert North.

The work is at PIctorial History of Mont Albert 1830-2013

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2012 - the Reservoir

Published March 2013

UPPER YARRA RESERVOIR 1946-2013

Describes the planning, design, construction, and operations of this large reservoir, with special chapters about the Upper Yarra Conduit Network, the history of McVeigh's Hotel, and Walking Tracks in the Reservoir Park. Contains 15 Chapters.
 
The Project is at Upper Yarra Reservoir

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Maroondah Reservoir 2013

Published 2011

THE MAROONDAH RESERVOIR - 1862 to 2011

This Project describes the history, development and evolution of the popular scenic Maroondah Reservoir, 65 km east of Melbourne, near the town of Healesville.

Comprehensive additional information is included - maps, and imaging, which include the history of Healesville, the famous Yarra Track, Blacks’ Spur, the Reservoir Park, Walking Tracks, Railway proposals, the historical ghost-town of Fernshaw, and the Maroondah Catchment area.
 
The Project is at Maroondah Reservoir

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Maroondah Aqueduct (Healesville) 2013

Published February 2013

MAROONDAH AQUEDUCT SYSTEM 1891-2013


This Project describes the history of the Maroondah Aqueduct Water Supply System, comissioned in 1891, which at the time 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

Chapters describing the public access Maroondah Aqueduct Trail (Healesville), the Maroondah Aqueduct Trail (Eltham/Research) and the Maroondah Aqeduct Trail (Kangaroo Ground) are included.

This Project 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.
 
The Project is at  Maroondah Aqueduct
 

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Published 2012
 
THE WARBURTON FORESTS 1853-2012

This Project contains 32 chapters, which bring together hundreds of heritage images, maps and drawings.

It's supported by many of the author's personal photographs, dating back to 1951, depicting the evolution and development of the Warburton Forests, 66 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, and in particular its timber industry, between 1853 and 2012.

The Project includes descriptive text, location maps, sound and video, identifying the actual sites of many of the sawmills, as far as can be reasonably determined, and linking these to the present-day environment.

General descriptive information about the history of important locations is also given.

The Project is at  Warburton Forests

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Published 2011
 
THE  SILVAN RESERVOIR 1880-2011

This :Project is based on a collection of archived photographs, maps and reproductions of engravings, depicting the construction and evolution of the Silvan Reservoir, 60 km east of Melbourne.

Substantial text and other information link the graphiical content.

The Timeline begins in the 1880s, and continues to the present day, concentrating on the years 1917 to 1934 when the reservoir was under construction.

The Project is at Silvan Reservoir

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Published January 2013
 
CENTENARY OF THE O'SHANNASSY AQUEDUCT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM 1913-2013

This Project describes, in words and pictures, the history of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Water Supply System, comissioned in 1914, which was one of Melbourne's major water supply systems at that time.

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.

Chapters describing the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail and the Mt. Evelyn Aqueduct Trail are included

This Project is dedicated to the memory of the men and women who were involved in the building and operations of the System.
 
The Project may be viewed at O'Shannassy Aqeduct System

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Published 2011 - updated March 2013

BRIGHT 1850-2011

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, linked to many out-of-copyright images and maps from various sources, dating back to the 1850s, supplemented by photographs taken by the author in the years 1962 to 2011.
 
The Project may be viewed at  Bright Pictorial Heritage

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Published 2011
 
SHOREHAM COAST 1840-2011

This Project describes in words and pictures the history and heritage of the coastal village of Shoreham and nearby areas, 80 km south of Melbourne, located on Westernport Bay.

The Project is esssentially a compilation of public-domain out-of-copyright images and photographs, dating back to the 1890s, supplemented with photos taken by the author in the years 1952 to 2011.

There are three Special Sections about the YMCA's Camp Buxton, at Shoreham, which operated from 1925 to 1955. The author attended the camp in January 1952!

Shoreham Beach is a wonderful place at all times of the year, If you happen to visit or reside in Melbourne, and haven't been to Shoreham recently, then why not go down there - it's only 90 minutes drive from the CBD!
 
The Project may be viewed at Shoreham Coast

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Published 2011

MT DONNA BUANG 1890-2011

This Project is a compilation of images, maps, engravings, with textual information describing the history and heritage of the Mt Donna Buang area and surrounding environment, over the years 1890 to 2011..

The mountain is within the Yarra Ranges National Park, 80 km east of Melbourne.
The Project may be viewed at  Mt Donna Buang

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1942 - the Warrandyte Bridge

Published 2010
 
WARRANDYTE PICTORIAL HERITAGE 1839-2010

The Project is a collection of over 300 images and maps, tracing the heritage and evolution of the semi-rural former gold-mining town of Warrandyte, 25 km east of central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a time-line extending from 1839 to 2010.

Comprehensive original text articles by the author, and about 100 contemporary mages from his personal year-2010 collection, complement the Historical Galleries, and describe the many events depicted in them.

 
 

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Published January 2014

FOX'S POINT SCENIC RAILWAY - KALORAMA - 1954 to 1961

This work is a free on-line dissertation, containing 12 chapters, which brings together many heritage images, descriptive text, location maps and drawings, about the long-forgotten Scenic Railway, Kalorama.
 

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Victorian Alps - the Great Alpine Ride of 1928

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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 at the end iof each Project Site
. This Site, and all Project Sites are listed under Creative Commons Licenses.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all images in the Poject Sites tagged "2011, 2012" or "2013" are those by the author, from his many visits to the locations mentioned.

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