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Waterworks Road – the track that made Brisbane’

November 7 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

On Thursday 7th November,  Ashgrove local Peter Eedy will present ‘Waterworks Road – the track that made Brisbane’.

The presentation provides a visual history of Brisbane’s water supply systems, starting in 1825 with a murky lagoon in Roma Street, and describing how the construction of the Enoggera Dam and its supply pipeline through the hills of west Ashgrove and Bardon in the mid-1860s was pivotal for Brisbane’s economic boom during the 1880s, and the concurrent explosion of Brisbane’s population.

Peter’s professional background is in architecture, but in his retirement he has become a hobby historian, with a particular interest in Brisbane’s physical, social and sports histories.

The presentation will be at  10:00 for a 10:30 start and will take about 45min.

Our thank’s  to Chris  Wright for arranging  this talk .

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Organiser

Chris W.

Tuesday – Walking Group  6:30/7:00 am – check program for start time(seasonal); Cards – ~10:30 am   Wednesday –  Talking Tech 9:00 am 2nd & 4th Wed;  Thursday –  Discussion Group – 10:30 amBook Club – see Book Club for schedule    Social Group – see Social Club for schedule  Lunch Club – see Lunch Club for details