Mt Donna Buang Pictorial Heritage - 1890 to 2011

About this Project
History of Mt Donna Buang
Warburton History
Heritage Timeline
Gold, Logging, and Timber Tramways
Ben Cairn
Acheron Way
Snow Sports
Family Snow Photos of 1925
Bushwalking Tracks
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail
Mt Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk
Mt Victoria Towers and HF Radio Reception
References and Bibliography

2011 view from Summit

The author at Point Leo, April 2011

WELCOME to the Home Page of the Mt Donna Buang Pictorial Heritage 1890-2010 editorial research project.
The author is Bob Padula, OAM, located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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 Forests of Warburton"

1910 - Auburn Tram


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"

Its available for viewiing at

The Autobiography of Robert J. Padula, OAM


1914 View of Warburton

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

There are MANY Sections (Pages) in this Project - click on the Navigation Bar (at left) as appopriate!

The first Lookout Tower c1920

1951 the Tower (author's photo!)

1940 theTower

2011 The Tower


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Check out these important FREE sites, authored by me, and updated regularly!

Guide to Short Walks in Victoria (hundreds of walks described - fully searchable!)
Bob's Australian Bushwalking Journal (hundreds of searchable entries, with selected images, in chronological order!)
Bob's YouTube Videos of hikes - nearly 200 Videos!)l
Bob's Photo Album (searchable descriptions of nearly 1000 walks, with over 10,000 images!)
Bob's Picasa Photo Albums hundreds of images from Bob's Australian Bushwalking Journal - static or slideshow!

2011 Silvan Reservoir

2011 Maroondah Reservoir

1874 Warrandyte

Shoreham 2011

You are invited to visit any of the folllowing PICTORIAL HERITAGE WEBSITES, published free on-line, and compiled by Bob Padula.

Each describes, in words and pictures, the evolution, history, heritage and development of the designated places.

Silvan Reservoir 1880-2011

Warrandyte 1839-2011

Maroondah Reservoir and Healesville 1862-2011

Bright 1850-2011

Mt Donna Buang and Warburton 1890-2011

Shoreham Beach 1860-2011

The Forests of Warbuton 1853-2012

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