Plan of Brisbane Waterworks (1864)

A map from 1864 showing the route of the water pipeline Enoggera Reservoir to Brisbane City. The original is held by the Brisbane City Archives.

A map from 1864 showing the route of the water pipeline Enoggera Reservoir to Brisbane City. The original is held by the Brisbane City Archives.

This map shows the water supply pipeline route from Enoggera Reservoir and Brisbane City, and is available from the Brisbane City Council Archives. I’m not sure if this was the final route or the route that was planned before difficulties were encountered when building the tunnel across the boundary of the Ithaca Creek and Western Creek catchments.

It is the only map that I have found that depicts the path of Western Creek through what is now Norman Buchan Park, the Governor’s grounds and Rosalie Village. I’ve used this map previously in The lost creeks rise again and John Oxley and the chain of ponds.

Google Earth portal

You can explore a specially prepared version of this map in the Google Earth window below. (You may need to zoom in a bit first to see the map clearly.)

Google Earth data

You can explore this map in the standalone version of Google Earth by opening (or downloading and then opening) this file.

Last modified: April 13, 2013

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