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Memorial stones commemorate Mayor Henry Cook and Ferntree Pipeline Development.

In 1861 the first stage of a new Hobart water supply scheme, to take water from Fork Creek and Browns River to the Waterworks below Ridgeway, was completed. The beautiful stonework of the various aqueducts, spillways and towers are still well preserved and can be seen when walking along the Pipeline Track.


Address:Pipeline Trail, Fern Tree Bower, Fern Tree, 7054
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.917778
Long: 147.2475
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Front Inscription

Hobart Town Corporation
Water Works
Erected 1861

Henry Cook  Mayor

Plaque :

Fern Tree Bower

These inscribed stones were salvaged from the original water tower erected in 1861 and destroyed by the great flood of 23rd April 1960
This tablet is erected by the Hobart City Council to commemorate its rehabilitation in 1961


Source: MA
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