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Brief history of water supply in Darebin
Prior to the building of the Yan Yean dam, Northcote residents drew their water from a number of sources....
Bullen’s Drain was a watercourse which ran down from Preston, along Oakover Road and then down the...
Bunjil was the creator spirit of the Woiwurrung people. They believed that he had created the rivers and...
Louis Harding - Yarra River Ferryman
Louis Harding operated a ferry service from Melbourne to Grange Road, Fairfield between the First and Second...
Merri Creek is one of five major north south flowing tributaries of the Yarra River, flowing perennially from...
The dams on either side of High Street in Reservoir were built in 1864 to help filter water pumped from the...
River flooding in Darebin
Floods represent the greatest natural threat to lives and property in Darebin. With the Merri Creek to the...
Stokes swimming hole - Yarra River
Stokes swimming hole was located on the Yarra River near Yarraford Avenue, Alphington. Due to changes in the...
Studley Park Boathouse
It's 21st June, 1982 and Arthur and I are going to Strathallan to visit Miss Sylvie Cook, and we're taking an...
The first known sighting by early settlers of the Yarra River was by surveyor Charles Grimes in 1803. Grimes...
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