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history:h_aust_vic_melbourne [2022/05/05 09:07]
gary1 [The Daniel Andrews years]
history:h_aust_vic_melbourne [2022/06/26 09:38] (current)
gary1 [The property boom years of the 1880's and "Marvellous Melbourne":]
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   * 1889, Queens Bridge built   * 1889, Queens Bridge built
   * 1889, horse-drawn trams (wheels on flat tracks to give smoother rides) introduced (eg. Sydney Road to Coburg) and ran until 1916 when they were replaced by cable trams   * 1889, horse-drawn trams (wheels on flat tracks to give smoother rides) introduced (eg. Sydney Road to Coburg) and ran until 1916 when they were replaced by cable trams
 +  * 1889: De Bavay, working at the Victoria Brewery, in Abbotsford, proved Melbourne's water supply was contaminated by sewage via fireplugs and won a successful campaign via The Age and then a Royal Commission to improve it, resulting in Yan Yean Reservoir being built and new pipes installed. The beer was improved, and importantly, Melbourne escaped another typhoid epidemic
   * 1890: steam strain service from Bendigo to Swan Hill opens   * 1890: steam strain service from Bendigo to Swan Hill opens
   * late 1880s: To avoid //Humbug Reach//, an area of the Yarra River which was prone to sailing ships being becalmed, the Yarra River course was changed by the creation of a canal which created Coode Island   * late 1880s: To avoid //Humbug Reach//, an area of the Yarra River which was prone to sailing ships being becalmed, the Yarra River course was changed by the creation of a canal which created Coode Island
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