Historical information

The 1886 Irrigation Act in Victoria introduced the first legislation in Australia designed to enable the creation of a detailed scheme for agricultural irrigation. Part of the legislation saw the use of government funds for local irrigation projects. These local projects were managed by local irrigation trusts. The Lerderderg Irrigation and Water Supply Trust was formed in 1890.

Physical description

Printed paper map of the proposed Lerderderg District Irrigation and Water Supply. Plan showing overlap in boundaries of Trust District referred to in Mr Burke's report. The Lerderderg District lies within the Parishes of Korkuperrumul and Merrimu in the County of Bourke. At the top of the map above its title is the letter 'C; in capital lettering. A note on this map states: 'Portion of Bacchus MarshUrban District included in area of proposed Trust District shown by hatched shaded lines thus /////////////