Dome at dusk: Melbourne’s early water supply

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 
18 January 2018
Author / Presenters: 
State Library Victoria

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.
Find out how in this Changing face of Victoria exhibition talk.
Image: Unknown photographer, Yan Yean Reservoir, 1859

Thursday 18th of January
Dome Galleries, Level 5
6:00pm- 6:30pm
Bookings required