Historical information

One of several Dandenong Creek marker posts inscriptions: "Busch's Weir was located at this section of the creek between 1930s to 1960s. In the 1930s, German migrant Hermann Otto Busch and his wife Dorothea moved to Bayswater and opened the Waldheim Farm Guest House. Busch built a concrete weir to create a popular swimming and fishing destination. The weir was a thriving attraction until the 1960s. Although little remains, it is fondly remembered by the Heathmont community. City dwellers would retreat to the guesthouse and wander down to Dandenong Creek to enjoy a weekend in the 'country'. Busch's guest house, tea rooms, and weir attracted locals and tourists alike."

Physical description

A private weir on Dandenong Creek Bayswater and Heathmont, 1930s-1967. Landscape layout soft covered book by Heathmont History Group (Ringwood & District Historical Society.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover image: A 1956 painting by Hermann Busch of his weir. The publication of this book has been made possible by a financial grant from Melbourne Water, as part of the Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek program. We particularly acknowledge the encouragement and support of Sarah Watkins, Senior Planning Engineer, MW.