Kōrero: Public health

Sewerage works, Christchurch, early 1880s

The first sewerage system in New Zealand was built in Christchurch. It was completed in 1882. This panorama shows the pumping station in Tuam Street under construction. Improvements such as this led to a major decline in the incidence and spread of some infectious diseases. Scroll to see the entire panorama.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 19XX.2.799

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Managing public health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/31359/sewerage-works-christchurch-early-1880s (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 with assistance from Richard Edwards