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Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Image: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Boards Shield
Source: Museum Victoria
The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) was established by Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1890 and came into operation in March 1891. The MMBW was responsible for ensuring that the Melbourne area had 'an adequate supply of pure water and an efficient sanitation system'. The MMBW was responsible for the construction of the Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, built between 1893 and 1897, and the Werribee Treatment Works as part of Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system. Most of Melbourne's larger water supply dams were built by MMBW during the period after 1900.
The MMBW became Melbourne Water with the proclamation of the Melbourne Water Act in July 1992. MMBW traded as Melbourne Water from 1 September 1991.
Dingle, Tony & Rasmussen, Carolyn (1991). Vital Connections - Melbourne and its Board of Works 1891-1991, McPhee Gribble, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Melbourne.
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Class Z7 25 nominal horsepower (225 indicated horsepower) 8-inch (203.2 mm) & 14-inch (355.6 mm) bore x 14-inch (355.6 mm) stroke double-crank-compound cable ploughing engine, serial no ...Images: 1
Bench top with two cutouts for sinks. Spaces for six drawers. Located in top floor laboratory used by Lucey Alford during World War II for bacterial research by the Melbourne & Metropol ...Images: 1
CANVAS STRETCHER FOUND IN NORTH ENGINE ROOM (NER Z4), SPOTSWOOD. The context of the recommendation and subsequent action to acquire a stretcher appears to have been a serious accident ...Images: 1
Metal seal for the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (M.M.B.W.). The seal incorporates the coat of arms of Melbourne and the United Kingdom, and the motto of the board 'Publica ...Images: 2
Depth gauge marked in feet for measuring water level in pumping wells. Pump Well No.4, South Engine Room. 1 foot is approximately 30.5 cm.Images: 4
Depth gauge marked in feet for measuring water level in pumping wells. 1 foot is approximately 30.5 cm.Images: 2
Bosun's chair used to inspect pumping wells at the MMBW Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station. Consists of a canvas sling seat with hemp rope handles. Found in South Engine Room.Images: 2
In 1902 the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works began operating a new steam pumping engine at the Spotswood sewerage pumping station. It was built by Hathorn Davey & Co. of Leeds, U ...From: South Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
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Electric motor driven centrifugal ventilation fan for pumping well No.7 in the North Engine Room.Images: 0
In 1902 the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works began operating a new steam pumping engine at the Spotswood sewerage pumping station. It was built by Hathorn Davey & Co. of Leeds, U ...Images: 2