Wyndham History

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After the ford, the River has a deep water hole, within the Cobbledicks Ford recreational complex. This is a popular summertime swimming spot.
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The white building on the weir wall is the manual control point for flood gates. From this point you are looking downstream towards Werribee.
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In the middle of this photo you can make out the severe damage caused to the Melton Reservoir by major flooding in 1983.
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Exford Weir is now commonly referred to as Melton Reservoir.

This photo shows kids fishing below the weir - a very popular past time.
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The diversion weir was used for early irrigation purposes within the Werribee Gorge. The boulders to the left of this photograph clearly show the different mud tillits that make up the formation of these rocks. These boulders would weigh in around…
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This small creek in the Wombat State Forest is one of the many small creeks that join to form the Werribee River.
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This rock formation is the floor of the Werribee River. It has been dated back 450 million years. The steel plates shown across the top of this rock formation were used for irrigation purposes in the township of Bacchus Marsh. The plates were used…
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The Werribee River in the base of the Werribee Gorge near Myrniong. The rocks in the river contain white stones mixed with lava, and the white rocks show scratch marks that can be identified under an electron microscope. They indicate these scratch…
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Matthew Flinders first sighted the You Yangs in 1803. It is from this point at Flinders Peak, looking toward the Wombat State Forest, that is the birth place of the Werribee River.

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