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MMBW Federation Journal

From the Collection of Melbourne Water 990 La Trobe Street Docklands Victoria

Object Registration
1887_mwh140514.01
Keywords
mmbw, melbourne metropolitan board of works, journal, articles, staff, 1940s
Historical information
As the Yarra became unsuitable as a source of water, several attempts were made to find alternative sources for the growing population of Melbourne. It was not until 1891 that the efforts to sewer Melbourne came to fruition with the setting up of the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), now known as Melbourne Water. From 1891 until 1992, it was the responsibility of the MMBW to safeguard public health by providing a sewerage system and a safe water supply system. In 1992, The MMBW merged with a number of smaller urban water authorities to form Melbourne Water.
When Made
October 1942 to May 1946
Significance
Formally titled, The Official Organ of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Employees’ Federation, this series is an exhaustive collection of monthly articles published by MMBW staff. This voluminous collection highlights the accomplishments and social agenda of MMBW employees throughout WWII and its impact on the organisation.
Last updated
31 May 2018 at 4:43PM