You may want to look at he author 's newly released, (January 2013) free,
Heritage Project about the History of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct System. It includes a Virtual Tour of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct
It contains 30 Chapters, with images, text, videos, sound,
maps and drawings.
Many of the images have never been published
previously in the public domain, until now!
NEW - THE FORESTS OF WARBURTON - 1853 to 2012 - a Pictorial Heritage Work.
Published September, 2012, and compiled by Bob Padula, OAM, of Melbourne, this is a free on-line work, containing 32 chapters, which brings 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 work 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 on-line Autobiography of Bob Padula is now available, published December
2011, and contains 70 Chapters, 300 pages, and over 1000 images, including sound and videos. It chronicles the most important
events and activities of the author's life, spanning the years 1939 to 2011.
It's titled "Looking Back - the Autobiography of Robert V. J, Padula - 1939 to 2011"
Reservoir seen from John's Hill, Kallista, Mar 2011
Stonyford Rd 1910
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, Developer/Author
Bridge over Olinda Creek c1940
Olinda Creek at Stoneyford Rd, c1892
THE GUEST BOOK!
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Click the logo below. You may also view comments from other Guests!
See my Video of a hike in the Silvan Forest, March 10, 2011!
Check out these important FREE sites, authored by Bob Padula and updated regularly!
This Project is authored by Bob Padula, OAM, 404 Mont Albert Rd, Mont Albert, Victoria 3127, Australia
If you found
this Project useful, please contribute a small donation of A$5/US5 which will assist in payment of hosting
expenses to assist in keeping the site free of commercial advertising. Use the PayPal link.
REAL TIME VISITORS!
Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my Project! I'd like to hear from you with any comments
or reactions - please Email to Bob Padula