Construction of Newcastle's Stormwater System

Newcastle City Council began construction of pipe drains to dispose of stormwater. Sewage was also disposed of via this system until the Newcastle Sewerage Scheme commenced in 1907.

Image: Constructing a stormwater drain, New Lambton, NSW, 17 June 1901. Image published with permission from photographer (Ralph Snowball), collection (Norm Barney Photography Collection) and the University of Newcastle (Cultural Collections).