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Water & Mining: Water Management on the Goldfields

10.00 AM, Saturday 25 February
Chris Dormer
03 5728 6702
stanleyathenaeum@gmail.com
Stanley, Vic, 3747

23 December 2017
27 January 2018
24 February 2018
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology

Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeol-ogy the 'Water & Mining' exhibition reveals how John Pund a mining millionaire created an ex-tensive water race network that diverted water from the Upper Nine Mile towards the dry 'poor man's diggings' at the Two, Three and Six Mile. This system of races changed the water flow from the Kiewa water catchment to the Ovens water catchment and created significant envi-ronmental problems and changed the landscape forever.



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