Location 229
Location #229. Water Race Pipeline.
Map 8

Gully Road



Location #229. Water Race Pipeline. Gully Road.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Location Type

Water Race

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 c1920 - 2004 Bannockburn (Shepherds Creek) Water Race Company Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2567 1880 Location of Water Race Pipeline From Jones / Long Alex Gully terrace, then north west through Birnies Gully, under Birnies Creek and Jones Creek. The north under Gully Road, north west parallel to Gully Road, up Jones / Parcell Gully ridge.
2568 1880 - c1920 General notes. Originally the water race traversed the western slopes of Birnies and Jones Gullies then onto Jones / Parcell Gully ridge. This route was very prone to skips and the water race frequently blew out.
2569 c1920 General notes. It may have been about this time that the water race was moved to the eastern side of Birnie's Gully and a 7" diameter (180 mm) pipeline was constructed in the present location using old riveted steel mining pipes.
2570 c1935 General notes. It appears that about this time the pipeline was replaced with 9" diameter (230mm) riveted steel mining pipes.
2571 1965 General notes. The old steel pipeline was now very rusty and frequently sprung leaks. It was replaced with new 9" diameter (230mm) concrete pipes purchased from Humes industries in Alexandra at a cost of £700. ( Note - at this point decimal currency was in use and it may have been $700 )


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1039 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2004 Location #229 - Water Race Pipeline Outlet View Image
1040 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2004 Location #229 - Water Race Pipeline Intake. View Image