Well, it is nothing like that now, as you can see from the photos below. We seemed unable to get into Jack's Magazine, and with its high bluestone walls and could not even see the buildings.
Where there was grass up to the banks of the Maribyrnong River, now there are apartments, lots of them. Pelicans and other assorted birds don't seem to mind.
We walked along the river bank for a bit. Acquaintances of ours had a house built there, but they did not stay there long and moved back to Sydney.
This one has a terrific position on the river bank, but it is not complete and it was clear to us that no work had been done for some time.
There is still a decent amount of open area.
Looking over the estate from near the top. These will have city views, but we could see some of buildings underway were going to block other properties' city views.
Down within these earthen embankments is Jacks Magazine. Can't see much.
This photo is from The Age and there is an interesting little read there.
I see the same dominant building in the distance as in Daniel's photo taken ten years ago.
When we returned to the car after looking at what we could see of the magazine, a woman was getting into a car parked behind ours, the same make and model but a different blue. We stopped for some brunch at a cafe in Edgewater Road and she pulled in a parked one space away from us. Hers in the closest blue sedan, with ours next to the car next to hers.
Our brunch was delicious and served by a very attractive Middle Eastern lad. It was last hot day for the season, 30 degrees. We asked him to raise the umbrella to shade us and unlike most young people, he said he was fed up with hot weather and hoped it would cool down soon.
I had intending taking this trip on my own and using public transport to get there, but I was pleased I didn't as the hills of Edgewater Estate were quite steep. We then took a look at nearby Pipemakers Park and then our cool home beckoned us.