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19-October-2013
19-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the inlet of water into the dam in 1931.

Moving a lever, the chairman of the Board of Works (Mr D. Bell) today opened the main inlet channel to the new Silvan Dam, allowing the water to rush into the basin. The simple ceremony was watched by a party of Commissioners and officers of the Board of Works. The event assured the metropolis of a plentiful supply of water for many years to come. When the dam is full there will be enough water stored for a population of two million people in Melbourne.
Herald (Melbourne), 7 July 1931.

Location

Address:Stonyford Road, Silvan, 3795
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.825431
Long: 145.40722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event STart Date:07-July-1931
Actual Event End Date:07-July-1931

Dedication

Front Inscription

SILVAN DAM No. 1.
Constructed by
Melbourne And Metropolitan
Board Of Works

Inscription To Commemorate
The Inlet Of Water For Storage
On The 7th July 1931

— Members of Board —
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Source: MA
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