In Depth

1870s government cut costs on pipes for Bendigo water supply - the pipes 'exploded'

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
February 5 2021 - 5:00pm
Water from a modern-day pipe burst. Picture: LAURA MAKEPEACE

IT WAS supposed to be the audacious build that would save Bendigo from collapse, but getting water to the city was almost one of the biggest failures in Victoria's history.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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