Convict Built Water Supply

This heritage town water supply, filtration and conservation facility was built between 1838 and 1840 by a convict labour “iron gang”, operating under the command of Major Christie (Liverpool Stockade) and Captain Francis Allman (Campbelltown Policy Magistrate) .

The system includes a water reservoir and a cattle tank. It was the first such system built in the fledgling Australian Colony of NSW and the facilities are believed to be the last convict-built structures in Campbelltown. They are located between Dumaresq Street and Allman Street, Campbelltown.

Despite being Heritage Listed and well worthy of preservation, some of the features are falling into disrepair through neglect and vandalism. The local press has reported on moves to refurbish what remains.

2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Reservoir 11.jpg
2014-10-20 Convict Water Cattle Tank (The Lower Reservoir)
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Reservoir 21
2014-10-20 Convict Water Storage Upper Reservoir.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration & Storage Steps
2014-10-20 Convict Water Reservoir Storage Steps.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Embankment 1
2014-10-20 Convict Water Storage Reservoir Embankment.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Plaque 1
2014-10-20 Convict Water Storage Plaque.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Gate
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Gate.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Dam With Gate1
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Dam With Transfer Inlet Gate.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel 3
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel 2
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration & Storage Channel 1
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration & Storage Channel.
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel Outlet 1
2014-10-20 Convict Water Filtration Storage Channel Outlet And Vintage Shopping Trolley.

All images © R.Powell

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