The Forests of Warburton - a Pictorial Heritage - 1853 to 2012


1853 - Beginnings
1885 to present day - Dee Valley Mills
1889 to 1919 - Mills in the Wesburn and Old Warburton area
1890 - Roads to the Forests
1901 to 1964 - The Warburton Railway
1902 to 1906 - Anderson's Mill
1902 to 1939 - East Warburton and Onwards
1903 to 1907- Robinson's Mill No. 1
1905 to 1949 - Tramways of the Mills
1905 to 1928 - Parbury's Brookfield Mill
1906 - Wondwondah Estate and the Adventist Church
1907 to 1913 - Richards Mill
1907 to 1922 - Robinson's Mill No. 1
1908 to 1922 - Robinson's No 2 Mill (Cement Creek)
1909 to 1916 - Hermon's Mill (La La Estate)
1909 to 1949 - The Warburton Steam Railway
1911 to 1915 -The O'Shannassy Aqueduct and Weir
1915 to 1973 - Brimbonga Seasoning Works - East Warburton
1918 to 1925 - Sunnydale Mill, East Warburton
1919 to 1920 - Slocum and Walker's Mill
1920 - From the Bush to the Bungalow
1922 to 1932 - Enterprise Mill (La La)
1925 - Family Snow Trip to Mt Donna Buang
1932 to 1937 - Horner's Mill
1938 to 2000 - Tuckman's Mills
1950 - Welcome Back to Warburton
The Donna Buang Range
The Author's Personal Websites
The following is a listing of organizations, individuals, communities and entities consulted in the creation of this Project.
Those which are accessible on-line are underlined as hyperlinks.
Extensive use has been made of out-of-copyright images, maps, articles and drawings, from the archives of the State Library of Victoria, and from the Trove Digitalized Collection of archived publications.


1835 - The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (by James Boyce - 2012)

Aussie Heritage

Back to Warburton – 1950

Bonzle Digital Maps of Australia

Booroondara City Council

Bushwalking Victoria

Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation

Department of Planning and Community


Ghost Towns of the Mountain Goldfields (by Luke Steinhuis 1999)

Google Earth

Google Maps

Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian (newspaper)

Healesville Visitor Centre


Light Railway Research Society of Australia

Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW)

Melbourne - a City of Stories (by Deborah Tout-Smith - 2008)

Melbourne Water

Melbourne's Water Supply Undertaking (Journal of Institution of Engineers Australia - October 1934) 

Mountains of Ash (by Mike McCarthy – 2001)

Museum Victoria

National Library of Australia

Parks Victoria

Pigging of the O’Shannassy Outlet Mains  - Water Industry Engineers and Operators Conference (2006)

Printing and Selling – Early Adventist Publishing Work in Australia - Heritage Series (by Milton  Hook)

Secret Places of the Upper Yarra Valley Beauty Spots (by Luke Steinhuis – 1994)

Shire of Whitehorse

Shire of Yarra Ranges

State Library of Victoria

The Age Newspaper

The Argus Newspaper

Upper Yarra Museum – Yarra Junction

The Blundens (by Betty Blunden - 1980)

The O’Shannassy Aqueduct and Weir (Transactions of the Institution of Engineers (Aust) - 1934 - Marking 100 Years of Engineering in Victoria)

Upper Yarra Conservation Society

Victorian Collections
Victorian Heritage Register

Warburton Adventists

Warburton Health Care Centre and Hospital

Warburton Visitor Centre

Contact Bob Padula