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I am a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. I am a graduate of Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and hold the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . I am a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio..

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The History of the Yarra Bend Park – 1877 to 2015

Readers who reside, lived, worked, grew up or attended school or college in Kew,  Hawthorn, Abbotsford, Fairfield, or Clifton Hill, may be particularly interested in my new free on-line Pictorial Heritage Research project “The History of the Yarra Bend Park – 1877 to 2015” which has now been published.
This comprehensive work traces the origins and history of the wonderful 260 hectare Park, proclaimed in 1877, only 4 km from the Melbourne CBD.
The Project, of 32 chapters, is liberally illustrated with photographs, links to videos, maps, engravings, paintings, charts and plans. Many contemporary images from my own explorations of the Park during 2015 are included.
It is designed for viewing online – it  cannot be copied to a local device, and is created using HTML5 coding. It will display on all modern browsers and is optimised for viewing on Smartphones.
Chapters include: Indigenous Heritage, Early Exploration of the Yarra, European Settlement, Geology, Biodiversity, Ecology,  Studley Park Boatsheds, Fairfield Pipe Bridge, Dight's Falls Park, Dight's Falls Pumping Station, Yarra Crossings/Punts/Bridges, Wurundjeri Spur, Lookouts, Kew Fish Hatcheries, Kew Reservoir, Yarra Bend and Studley Park Golf Courses, Galatea Point, Flying Fox Colony, Studley Park Rd, Yarra Boulevard, Eastern Freeway, Lookouts, Sporting Facilities, Deep Rock Swimming Pool, International Fly Fishing Pond, Fairfield and Kew Asylums, Main Yarra and Merri Creek Trail, the Labrynth and Wishing Tree.                     

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This is a new Facebook Group, administered by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, in Melbourne's east, the author of the free "Internet Guide to Short Walks in Victoria".

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