Wyndham History

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The Werribee Irrigation Settlement corresponds to the subdivision of the Werribee Park Estate for closer settlement at the turn of the century.

Chaffey Irrigation Scheme now part of the Riverbend Historical Park.

An early irrigation venture in bluestone.
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The irrigation system comprises a diversion weir, channel, water tower and office building.
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The Werribee River with with water flowing across the weir wall. Underneath this weir wall is the first weir wall built by the Chaffey brothers.
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The Werribee River Weir is used to provide water to irrigate the market gardens at Werribee South. The history of this weir starts with the Chaffey brothers in the late 1880s.  The Chaffey brothers built the first pump that provided water to Werribee…

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