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MMBW Notice

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

Description
The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Notice by direction of the Officers and Servants' Committee,Officers and Employees of the Board are notified that they must not absent themselves from duty for the purpose of taking part in Parliamentary, Municipal, or other Elections.
GEO. A. Gibbs, Secretary.
Object Registration
mwh02121
Keywords
melbourne water, mmbw, melbourne metropolitan board of works, notice, work, water
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
6th November 1903
Significance
This MMBW notice is of historical significance for its association with the former Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW). This item fits under the theme of staff/employees at the MMBW.
Last updated
31 May 2018 at 4:50PM