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Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Warrandyte Pictorial Heritage - 1839 to 2010

1880 - Cobb and Co coach at Warrandyte

1956 - Scout Jamboree at Clifford Park

1930 - Warrandyte Miners

2010 - Warrandyte Festival
I am inviting you to visit my newly published public-domain (free)  Warrandyte Pictorial Heritage website, a special Editorial Research

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The Project is a collection of over 300 images and maps, tracing the heritage and evolution of the semi-rural former gold-mining town of Warrandyte, 25 km east of central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a time-line extending from 1839 to 2010.

Comprehensive original text articles by myself, and about 100 contemporary images from my personal year-2010 collection, oomplement the Historical  Galleries, and describe the many events depicted in them.

The Project will have special relevance to radio monotoring enthusiasts worldwide, as Warrandyte, with its magnificent State Park and the scenic meandering Yarra River, is the location of innumerable field monitoring trips I have undertaken in recent years.

The Project will also have special relevance to anyone who has visited or lived in Warrandyte, or intending to explore the town, with its magnificent State Park and the scenic meandering Yarra River.

Activities which may be enjoyed include bushwalking, photography, white water sports, cycling, horseriding, picnicking, swimming, gold fossicking, or investigating the many excellent restaurants and interesting curio and art shops.

There are 25 Chapters in the Project, reached by Navigation Links for the various decades beginning in 1839 and ending on 2010, and the text articles.

The principal Chapters cover:

- World War 2 Army radio communications' stations

- The ill-fated Yarra Brae Reservoir

- The Warrandyte Museum

- Special historical events in Warrandyte, including railways, coaches, buses, trams, the annual Festival, schools, the  Post Office, the first automatic telephone exchange, the Warrandyte Fire Brigade, former hotels, the Bridge, the Artists' Trail, the Warrandyte Football and Cricket Clubs
and the Warrandyte Rotary and Lions Clubs, the former Water Board, the former Fire Tower and Dam

- The Warrandyte State Park (including details of the Best Hiking Trails!)

- Indigenous Heritage

- Natural disasters - floods, bushfires, ice

- The Clifford Park scout Jamborees

- Goldmining in Warrandyte

- A Timeline of dates

- An extensive Bibliography and Listing of Acknowledgements

The Home Page has a very good Visitor Book where you may post a Guest Message, provide comments, suggestions and criticisms, and give a simple rating for the Project. A flag of your country will display against your entry!

You may also subecribe (free) to the Project via Feedblitz and receive Email notifications whenever new content is added (a sign-up form is at the site).

I hope you find the Project informative and useful, and I look forward to your message in the Visitor Book!
Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula

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