Dome at dusk: Melbourne’s early water supply

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Unknown photographer, Yan Yean Reservoir, 1859
18 January 2018, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

In 1857, Melburnians gathered in Carlton Gardens to watch as water flowed into town from the newly established Yan Yean Reservoir.

James Blackburn, Melbourne’s City Surveyor in 1849, secured the young town’s water supply which resulted in a scheme engineered by Matthew Bullock Jackson.

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