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Clay pipe, c1880

This is a clay pipe in the shape of a man's head. It was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003, part of a district known as 'Little Lon'. This object is part of the Little Lonsdale Street archaeological collection at Museum Victoria.

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Guthega power station water pipes, 1954

This is a photograph of the water pipes leading in to Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Melbourne street scene in 1921

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent documentary filmed in Collins Street, in Melbourne, in 1921. The first scene shows two men driving an open car. They are following a cameraman in an unseen vehicle and large clouds of exhaust emissions are visible. The next six scenes focus upon crowds moving along a Melbourne ...

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Sewerage pipes to be laid in Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a storage yard at Kingston, a suburb in Canberra, where thousands of concrete pipes, each standing on end, sit in blocks. Three men are loading some of the pipes onto a truck.

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Plugging leaks, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph from the 1930s showing two men in a trench repairing a leak in the pipeline that supplies water to Western Australia's arid gold fields. The escaping water is shooting metres into the air, drenching the workers and turning the bottom of the trench in which they are working into mud. ...

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Transporting pipes by wagon, 1902

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1902 outside the Mephan Ferguson pipeworks at Falkirk, Western Australia, showing two lengths of 8.5-m-long pipe, joined end-to-end, on a horse-drawn dray. The pipes are joined with a collar manufactured for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme. A sign on the dray identifies it ...

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Camels pulling pipes, c1900

This is a black-and-white photograph showing ten camels in harness pulling a wagonload of pipes destined for the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme along a well-travelled route in the eastern gold fields. Two lengths of 8.5-m pipe are joined with a collar and in total the camels are pulling 12 pipes on the load. The photograph ...

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Pouring lead for a waterproof joint, 1901

This black-and-white photograph shows six men posed around the joint linking two lengths of pipe in the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline. Two are operating a machine that melts lead for caulking (sealing) a waterproof joint. A collar of short bars interlinked by wires and chains can be seen around the joint. The photograph ...

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Laying pipes across the Darling Ranges, c1902

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing the laying and jointing of a section of the Coolgardie Water Supply pipeline to Western Australia's eastern gold fields. It shows a number of people working in terrain typical of the forest country in the Darling Ranges and indicates the extensive timber clearing that was ...

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'Faces of Australia', 1968 - part 14 of 34

This is a clip showing part of the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in New South Wales. It is taken from 'Faces of Australia', a 1968 colour film with commentary. The camera pans as two workmen walk past a row of large sections of concrete piping. A long shot then shows the site of the Jindabyne ...

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Building No 1 Pumping Station, 1902

This is a black-and-white photograph showing No 1 Pumping Station, then nearing completion as part of the Coolgardie Water Supply Scheme, against the backdrop of the reservoir wall of the Mundaring Weir in Western Australia. On the bottom right of the photograph, three outlet pipes, each from one of the three pumping engines ...

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Lowering pipes into trench, 1902

This is a black-and-white photograph of a team of eight men preparing to lower a length of pipe into a trench excavated for the water supply pipeline in Western Australia. Trestles fitted with a hand winch, pulley system and steel-lifting ropes hold the lengths of pipe waiting to be lowered, and a number of connecting rings ...

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Access to safe water and sanitation

This is a compilation of seven teaching sequences about access to safe water and sanitation. It includes sections on access to safe water and adequate sanitation services; water collection and use; ways water is accessed in some developing countries; use of appropriate technology to produce safe, clean water and toilets; ...