Richmond, Christopher William, 1821-1895 :The Wainui waterworks - as treated by our special artist who has NOT inspected them. [Wellington] The Evening Press, 1887.
Reference Number: B-034-021
3 humorous drawings showing the Wainuiomata reservoir - "fact and fiction". In the first scene, a group of top-hatted men are having a congratulatory picnic with champagne, on completion of the work, with, below them, in cross-section a 'section showing the interior of the concrete race', showing a very crooked and cracked water-course. Behind the men are horses and a carriage. In the second scene, the Wainui Reservoir is shown - a very small lake - dubbed 'Fiction - the most magnificent water supply in the Southern Hemisphere'. The third scene, titled 'Fact - the way the water is conserved for the benefit of the ratepayers' shows a defective valve, with water spouting from every angle.
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Richmond, Christopher William, 1821-1895 :The Wainui waterworks - as treated by our special artist who has NOT inspected them. [Wellington] The Evening Press, 1887., Reference Number B-034-021 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 4 b&w art print(s)Lithograph, 16.6 x 13 in. Single art work
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