The Water Getters book
For nearly two centuries drama, adventure and great engineering feats have marked Hobart’s bid to quench its thirst.
The Water Getters tells how a settlement was chosen for its proximity to water, how its people searched for new sources, and how they expanded their reach to distant regions in order to water a city. This intriguing collection of stories, interwoven with previously unpublished facts, maps and memories, is also the story of mountain springs, alpine lakes and a grand river.
The Water Getters unveils the great dreams, plans and labours of our state and civic leaders, and of our humble workmen. Good and bad, visionary or self-serving, these people leap off the pages in the unfolding dramas that accompanied each step forward.
This is a book for those who enjoy history, are fascinated by engineering or who, quite simply, love water.
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