Summary

Official visitors' map for the Yarra Valley published by Tourism Victoria, circa 2008. It has an extensive motor map of the Yarra Valley. Detailed smaller location specific maps contain thorough information and include touring routes for Yarra Glen, Healesville, Marysville and Warburton. The pamphlet includes advertising for local businesses such as accommodation and activities.

Physical Description

44 page soft-cover pamphlet includes a full-colour front cover featuring a picture of a vineyard and includes a large fold-out colour touring map on the back cover. The interior includes colour photographs of local places of interest and businesses.

Significance

The pamphlet presents a poignant snapshot of the tourist services and infrastructure that were present before the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. It also demonstrates the dependence of the communities in the Upper Yarra Valley and Marysville region on tourism. The landscape and the establishments listed in the pamphlet have been greatly impacted by the bushfires and this pamphlet highlights the strain the bushfires have had, and continue to have, on the environment, economy and community of this region.

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