The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

Climate and Hydrology

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements


The prevailing weather band across the Port Phillip Bay area moves in a SW to NE direction. Rainfall increases on the eastern side if the Bay on the hills. Annual rainfall in the Whitehorse district is about 780 mm, compared with about 400 Kim which falls in the western areas such as Braybrook.


Nowadays, there are very few perennial (i.e., non-permanent flows) streams in Whitehorse, and almost none in Mont Albert, excep
ting the Koonung Creek.

However, in other parts of Whitehorse, perennial streams include Gardiners, Mullum Mullum, Koonung and Dandenong Creeks.


Wattle Park has two small streams – the Damper and Hercules Creeks


Wetlands are areas of permanent-standing water, and only very few now exist in Whitehorse. They were found originally in the northern end of Sparks Reserve, Gardiner’s Creek, the junction of Belmore and Elgar Rds, and SE of the Canterbury and Warrigal Rds intersection.


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