Historical information

The Portland Water Board was constituted on July 1 1984 under the Water and Sewerage Authorities (Restructuring ) Act 1983 and amalgamated the prebvious authorities of Portland Sewerage Authority and the Portland Waterworks Trust. The Portland Water Board was abolished on 1 July 1994 under the Water Act 1989 and amalgamated with Port Fairy Water Board and Heywood Water Board to form Portland Coast Regional Water Authority


A cast iron seal press. This was used by Portland Water Board to emboss agreements and official documents. Die is still attached to the press. It reads: Portland Water Board 1984

Physical description

Cast iron press with handle and inscripted brass die

Inscriptions & markings

Portland Water Board 1984
Remnant of label: .. eszler 103 Hawke Street West Melbourne