These pictures were taken on January 20, 2013, in the Healesville district, 65 km east of Melbourne.
show the scenery and environment in the Maroondah Reservoir catchment
area, on a 3 km hike along Management Road 17, starting at the
Donnelley's Weir Rd, and continuing towards Mt Monda, adjacent to Sawpit
My hike included an exploration of the Echo Tunnel area,
and inspections of the Maroondah Aqueduct, the historical Sawpit Creek
Weir, and the site of the former picnic ground.
The Aqueduct was
built in 1891 to carry water from the Watt's River Weir to Preston, and
this section is still in use by Melbourne Water.
It is fed from the Outlet Tower at the Maroondah Reservoir through the Echo Tunnel.
The black/white photo is dated to 1940, and shows the Tunnel Entrance. The "bat flaps" were added in later years.
See all of the Photos of my visit!
About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- 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...