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The Middle Yarra Parklands

A Journey of Discovery - Melbourne, Australia

A Pictorial Heritage Research Project

Bailey's Billabong - Wilson Reserve - Ivanhoe (May 2015)


This is a Pictorial Heritage Research Project, describing the history, development and evolution of the Parklands of the Yarra Valley in Melbourne's east.


It is a step-on, step-off journey of discovery through time and space. Like the Parklands themselves,  readers and travellers may stop and appreciate these magnificent reserves, views, scenes and waterways!


The diverse landscapes provide for a widerange of recreational pursuits and contain significant natural and cultural values. The parklands are vital in contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the character of the local and regional landscape


Each Park is listed alphabetically in the Navigation Bar (at left) and includes a Map, a description, historical notes, places of interest, directions, walking tracks, and images. Clicking on any image will display a full-size view.


Many other topics about the Parklands will be discovered from the Navigation Bar!



The Author is Bob Padula OAM,  a long-time resident of Melbourne, and the author of many Pictorial Heritage Research Projects about the history of places of cultural and engineering significance in Victoria, Australia. Unless specified otherwise, the Author is the creator and Copyright-holder of all images in this Project. For further information, please go to "About the Author"



May 2015



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We start our jourmey through the Parklands - a Heritage Video from Screen Sound Australia! 

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