Sydney and Water

Posted On March 13, 2016 by rosenblums

During the course of February/March, Laila Ellmoos, historian with the City of Sydney, was Sylvia’s guest, presenting a 6-part series entitled Sydney and Water.

Listen to the 6 episodes here:

This is Episode 1, where Laila introduces the series.

This Episode 2 on Sydney’s sources of water in the early days of the colony.







Lachlan Swamp, Centennial Park

This is Episode 3 on Baths and Swimming Pools.







This artwork, The Archaeology of Swimming,  by Robyn Bracken traces elements of former ladies baths at Woolloomooloo.

This is Episode 4 on Ornamental Fountains.

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Busby’s Bore Fountain in Hyde Park

This is Episode 5 on Drinking Fountains and Bubblers

Frazer Fountain Hyde Park

Frazer Fountain Hyde Park







This is the 6th and final episode on Toilets.

Sydney's only remaining pissoir in George Street

Sydney’s only remaining pissoir in George Street