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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Centenary of the O'Shannassy Water Supply System - 1913 to 2013 - a Pictorial Heritage

Centenary of the O'Shannassy Water Supply System - 1913 to 2013 - a Pictorial Heritage

This comprehensive and fascinating on-line, free Research Study, authored by
Bob Padula, OAM, of Melbourne, Australia, describes, in words, sound, maps,
diagrams, and images, the history of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Water Supply
System, commissioned in 1914, which was Melbourne's major water supply

Published in January 2013, it commemorate the occasion of the Centenary
of the System, many elements of which remain in operation today

It contains 32 Chapters, and examines the planning, design, construction, development, and operations of the Aqueduct, the Weir, the Reservoir, and the Silvan Dam, which represented a massive engineering construction project of the time.

The Aqueduct itself was decommissioned in 1997, and the Study includes
information about the transition and evolution of alternative underground
forms of water delivery into Melbourne from the O'Shannassy Catchment.

A special inclusion is a Virtual Tour along the full length of the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, where readers may experience many Points of Interest along the route.

he Mt. Evelyn Aqueduct, the Yarra Valley Conduit, and the Yarra Silvan Conduit are included.

Many of the images have never been published previously in the public

The author draws heavily on his passion for bushwalking and outdoors photography, and his numerous and extensive visits to the region since 1952.

The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0
Unported License.

The author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, and enjoys Life Membership
of the Institution of Engineers Australia, holding the rank of MIE (Aust.)

The Study is dedicated to the men and women who were involved in the
planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of the System.

The Study may be viewed at:

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