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Dome at dusk: Melbourne’s early water supply

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State Library Victoria, Dome Galleries, Level 5

328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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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

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