Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Eveleigh, water tower

This heritage listed water tower is located at the north eastern entrance of the Australian Technology Park, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. The Australian Technology Park utilises the heritage buildings of the old Eveleigh Railway Yards. The water tower consists of a 40,000 gallon, open-topped, riveted wrought iron tank on a metal stand. It was erected in 1926 to supply water for the blacksmith and furnace operator in the Locomotive Workshops.

10 comments:

  1. Looks impressive, Think you will find it is called a braithwaite tank I used to build them as an apprentice
    http://www.braithwaite.co.uk/

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    1. That's interesting. I've never heard it called that.

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  2. hope to visit Australia in this lifetime... :-)

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  3. Interesting structure.
    I would not have known what it was if you had not told us.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  4. It's so nice to see your part of the world!!

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  5. I won't guess it as a water tower if you didn't mention it.

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/09/the-petuguran-lake.html

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  6. Everleigh seems like a very interesting area...old and new..

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