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Hobart Town Aquaduct in HDR

Hobart Town Aquaduct 2 HDR, originally uploaded by BrendanDavey.

These aquaducts are some of, if not the oldest in Australia. Built to carry the water to Hobart from Mount Wellington. Built by convicts in the 1840’s. The history of the pipeline is a little sketchy, with the oldest known document of the water system, a tracing of an original document entitled “Map of the Proposed Line of Aqueduct for Supplying Hobart Town with Pure Water, 1841”.

The pipeline walking talk, follows the original path of the old pipe system from Ferntree to the waterworks reserve.

I used a hard ND grad parallel to the top of the aquaduct to cut they sky down a fair bit…

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