This Research Project describes the history of the Upper Yarra Reservoir
and water distribution system, started in 1946, comissioned in 1957, which was to become a major part of Melbourne's major
water supply network.
It examines the planning, design, construction, development, and operations of the Reservoir, the Aqueducts, the Pipe
System, which collectively represented a massive engineering construction project of the time.
This Project is dedicated to the memory of the men and women who were involved in the building and operations
of the System, which remains operational to the present day.
1965 - the Spillway
This work is a free on-line dissertation, containing
15 chapters, which brings together many heritage images, descriptive text, sound, video, location maps and drawings.
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 sequence, where appropriate.
Images All images are thumbnailed. Clicking any image will produce a full-sized display in a new
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.
System Requirements This website requires
Media Player (or similar). The site is optimised for Internet Explorer 9 - the use of other browsers may not yield satisfactory
results. Cookies must be enabled. Font sizes may be changed by the user to suit individual viewing preferences.
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 References and Acknowledgements. The Study is listed under a Creative Commons License.
Images Unless otherwise indicated, all images tagged "2011, 2012" or "2013" are those taken
by the author, from his visits to the locations described in this Project
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Publication This Project Study is published in March 2013
- it is a once-only Study and will not be updated.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR This
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.
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 several
popular on-line Heritage Projects about those themes.