Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm

“THE Long Story of How Brisbane was Sewered” is the intriguing title of our June meeting when our guest is to be Colin Hester (Head of Environmental Solutions, Environmental & Industrial, Urban Utilities) who is also a researcher and writer about local history and industrial heritage.

“Have you ever wondered why Brisbane was the last Australian capital city to be sewered?” asks Col, as he explains that the job started in 1912 yet it wasn’t until 1980 that Lord Mayor Clem Jones could claim to have sewered the city.

Col will throw light on what you can do to look after the sewerage system that you own, and also offer some background about the hand-mined tunnel, dating from 1918, which crosses under the river from Norman Creek to Oxlade Drive.

The meeting (to be recorded) is to take place at the Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm, on Saturday, 26 June, beginning at the later time of 2.30pm. There will be room for 100 attendees, and afternoon tea will be available. All are welcome.

Read more in the June 2021 Newsletter