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Bluestone weir, Rockbeare Park, February 1975

From the Collection of Darebin Parklands Association Separation St. Alphington Vic

Description
B&W photograph showing remains of bluestone weir across Darebin Creek
Size
2600 x 2000 pixels
Object Registration
0701290
Historical information
This bluestone weir is one of two in the same section of Darebin Creek and is a remanent from early farming days. A vineyard was established by Thomas Bear and produced award wining table wines in the 1860-70s. Orange trees were later grown on the slopes below Rockbeare Grove and mixed market gardening was established in this area as the land was progressively sub-divided and leased. The weirs were used to dam the creek and pumps used to pump water to the vineyards and orange grove.
When Made
1975
Made By
Ingrid Svendsen (Maker)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM