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Yarra Bend Park - Melbourne

A Pictorial History

1877 to 2015

A Pictorial History Research Project authored by Bob Padula OAM, Melbourne


Published Aug 2015

View from Galatea Track - April 2015



This Website is a Pictorial History Reseach Project, describing the history, development and present-day features of the Yarra Bend Park.


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" 


Yarra Bend Park, (also known unoffically as the Yarra Bend National Park), is a 260 hectare (642 acre) park in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. Located 4 km northeast of Melbourne's CBD, it is the largest area of natural bushland left in inner Melbourne. The most notable feature of the park is the Yarra River which flows for 12 km through it. The park hosts two golf courses, two historic boathouses, sheds and a number of cycle and walking trails. It receives approximately 1.5 million visitors per year


This Project is a step-on, step-off journey of discovery through time and space - 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 Park is vital in contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the character of the local and regional landscape


The Navigation Bar (at left) will take the reader to the history, features and principal atractions of the Park. 



August 2015



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