This is an invitation to visit the newly published Pictorial Heritage Research Project, "The Forests of Warburton - 1853 to 2012".
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 and videos, 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 Project may be accessed at http://bpadula.tripod.com/warburtonforests
It is registered for a Creative Commons Licence.
The author would welcome feedback and comments from readers!