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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Maroondah Reservoir Pictorial Heritage publshed!

Hi there!

I am pleased to announce the publication of my comprehensive Maroondah
Reservoir Pictorial
Heritage editorial research project.

I'm inviting you to check out this special project, which is now available
on-line at

Its articles, stories, images, maps, engravings and videos describe the
development and evolution of this magnificent reservoir and its beautiful
surroundings, 65 km east of Melbourne, just past the town of Healesville, in
the years 1862 until 2011.

Extensive use has been made of information sourced to old Victorian
newspapers, using the National Library of Australia's on-line digitization

I have always maintained a strong and continuing interest in the Reservoir
and its nearby areas, from my first trip there in October 1957.

The Maroondah Forest Park has also been a good location for HF radio
monitoring in recent years.

I have included several images of that first visit scanned from my original
35 mm colored slides.

The project is arranged in these Chapters:

Historical Timeline
The First Weirs 1878-1891
Construction 1915 to 1929
The Yarra Track
The Blacks' Spur
Heritage Pictures 1872 to 1926
Images of 1957
Gallery of 2011
Interesting Features
Maroondah Reservoir Park
Walking Tracks
Present day Maps
Old Maps
References and Bibliography

I would welcome your feedback and reactions on this Project - there is a
Guest Book at the site.

I hope you enjoy your tour through time of the Reservoir since its
beginnings way back in 1865 - now one of Victoria's most famous tourist
attractions within a short distance of Melbourne.


Bob Padula

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