I am Bob Padula, OAM, from Mont Albert, an eastern suburb of Melbourne,
The "Silvan Reservoir Pictorial Heritage 1880-2011"
is an Educational Research Project, essentially a collection of archived
photographs, maps and reproductions of engravings, depicting the construction and evolution of the Silvan Reservoir, 60 km
east of Melbourne.
Text and other information link the graphiical content.
Click on any photo anywhere in the site to see a full-sized image!
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 consists of several Pages, which may be accessed from the Navigation Bar.
the text, the words "Dam"and "Reservoir" mean the same thing!
A large number of the photos are from my own visits and exploration between 2009 and 2011 - others are publicly
available images obtained from a variety of Websites. Some are reproductiions in the public display at the Lookout at the
Reservoir. Other content has been researched from articles published in the Melbourne "Argus" and "Age" newspapers,
through the digitised images now available on-line.
NOTE! Unless otherwise specified, all images were taken by me, in 2010 or 2011
I hope you enjoy your tour!
A small donation of AU$5/US$5 would be appreciated to help pay
for hosting costs for this site - thank you!
This Research Project
site was launched on April 14, 2011
Bob Padula OAM,