Program and publicity brochure issued at the official opening ceremony held at the Cairn Curran Dam Public Hall on Friday 27th April 1956, to mark the completion of the Cairn Curran Reservoir. The ceremony was presided over by the Honorable H.E. Bolte, MLA, Premier of Victoria, and the Honorary W.J. Mibus, MLA, Minister of Water Supply.

Cairn Curran Reservoir is a 120 acre-feet (147 megalitre) water storage on the Loddon River, west of the central Victorian town of Maldon formed by a 656 metre long x 44 metre high earth and rockfill embankment. It was built by the State Rivers & Water Supply Commission of Victoria between 1947 and 1956 at a cost of £1.23 million primarily for the purposes of flood mitigation, irrigation and stock water supply to farms in the lower Loddon Valley and to supplement the domestic water supply to the town of Maryborough. The lake formed by the reservoir would later become a popular recreation destination for boating and fishing enthusiasts.

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Rectangular white folded programme. Brown and red printed text and image of dam.

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