Thursday 5 January 2012

The Water Tower

The photograph above was taken in the 1920s and shows Georges River Road (today's Colonial Street) with St. Patrick's College and a water tower in the background. The water tower held an iron open water reservoir that supplied the nearby Soldier's Settlement and by stand pipe to Kentlyn. It was filled by a main charged by a Pump Station situated in Hurley Park. In a recent interview with Margaret Templeman (nee Worrall), she explained how as a girl in the 1930s that sometimes on a hot afternoon after school, she would stop for a swim in the reservoir! It was located on the corner of Waminda Avenue and Colonial Street where the small shopping centre is now located.

Photo from the Moy Collection (Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society)

Written by Andrew Allen

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