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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Graceburn Weir and Aqueduct Walk





The Graceburn Weir and Aqueduct were built in 1892, and are part of Melbourn's water catchment and supply network. They are located east of Healesville, 80 km east of Melbourne.

Walkers are permitted to use the management track, 3 km return, which starts at the main gate at the Maroondah Highway and continues to the Weir.

The Government proposes to close public access to the Weir, to minimise contamination by visitors, and to set up a new Track in the area.

I visited the Weir on June 24, 2008.

My Photo Album of the visit includes some archival photos taken in 1906, for comparison purposes. In those years, a picnic area and facilities were located near the Weir - sections of this remained until 2007, but have now been removed. The early photos show visitors standing on the Weir infrastructure, but such access is no longer permitted.

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