Shoreham Beach Pictorial Heritage - 1840 to 2011

About this Project
Heritage Timeline
Heritage Pines
YMCA Camp Buxton - Part 1 - History
YMCA Camp Buxton - Part 2 - 1952 Visit
YMCA Camp Buxton - Part 3 - 2011 Gallery
The Beach
Beach Hikes
Maps of Shoreham
References and Bibliography


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



2011 Shoreham beach

2011 Aerial view of Shoreham and the Beach

This Website is authored by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia.
It is an Editorial Research Project, describing in words and pictures the history and heritage of the coastal village of Shoreham and nearby areas, 80 km south of Melbourne, located on Westernport Bay.
The Project is esssentially a compilation of public-domain out-of-copyright images and photographs, dating back to the 1890s, supplemented with photos taken by myself  in the years 1952 to 2011.
The textual material and articles I have written describe the events and activities depicted in the photographs, and I have also included some of my recent videos.

There are three Special Sections about the YMCA's Camp Buxton, at Shoreham, which operated from 1925 to 1955. I attended the camp in January 1952!

Shoreham Beach is a wonderful place at all times of the year, If you happen to visit or reside in Melbourne, and haven't been to Shoreham recently, then why not go down there - it's only 90 minutes drive from the CBD!
If this Website has encouraged you to visit, or revisit Shoreham, then all of the the work I have done in creating it will have been truly rewarded!
Let me know what you think about this site - there is a neat little Guest Book elsewhere on this page for your comments and reactions, or you could Email me directly, using the link at the footer which appears at the bottom of each page.
Bob Padula,
May 2011


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2011 Author at Shoreham Beach

2011 Shoreham Video no. 1, with sound
2011 Shoreham video no. 2, with sound

1909 - Healeseville

1940 - skiing at Mt Donna Buang

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


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 - over 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

Comments, and reactions are welcome, to Bob Padula