The museum is located in the original Waterworks building on the banks of the Wollondilly River, at Marsden Weir. In addition to the museum providing an insight into the history of Goulburn’s water supply, the surrounding park area is a lovely location to enjoy a picnic and/ or a walk along the river. ‘Steaming days’ on which the original water pump can be seen in operation are held on an irregular basis (about six times per year) and an annual Steampunk Victoriana Fair weekend is held here, annually in October. Continue reading “Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum”
One for lovers of Victoriana.
Drinking water has been a problem in Port Adelaide since the port’s founding in the 1830s. Some would say it remains a problem for Adelaide even today with its very hard water – though it tastes fine to me. Continue reading “Water For The Port – Formby Memorial Fountain”
One of the more prominent sights in Semaphore is the 30 metre high, 1880, Water Tower situated a couple of hundred metres back from the foreshore – on the highest point in the area. Continue reading “The Water Tower”
This short 1 kilometre return walk, which is wheelchair friendly, starts at the Cotter Bend car park (a short trek from the camping ground– see my Cotter Reserve review) and meanders along the bubbling river, shaded by native and exotic trees to the base of the Cotter Dam. Continue reading “Cotter Dam Discovery Trail And Dam”
Canberra has four main sources of water and consequentially four dams. Three of these the Cotter, Bendora and Corin Dams are on the Cotter River, itself little more than a mountain stream, which flows through the western part of Namadgi National Park. Bendora and Corin (the subject of this review) Dams are within the National Park. Continue reading “Corin Dam – Namadgi”
Writing back to his masters in London on 15 May 1788 the first Governor of the New South Wales, Arthur Phillip, wrote:
“…we had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbour in the world, in which a thousand sail of the line may ride in the most perfect security…” Continue reading “Tank Stream and Tank Stream Museum”