As I was a keen horse rider I regularly rode through the Waterworks valley into the area of Tolmans Hill and up to Ridgeway. I knew the people, the tracks and the beauty of unspoilt bush.
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December 20th, 2011 — uncategorized
Waterworks Valley is the most solarised street in Tasmania (anybody wish to contest that claim?) and maybe we should challenge every other street community to do better – in the interest of promulgating sustainable living.
This year four more local households have installed solar hot water systems (at 60, 104, 166 and 191 Waterworks Rd) and several other households have signed up for solar hot water and solar photovoltaic systems – through South Hobart Community’s fantastically successful bulk purchase initiative.
(I hasten to add that solar is not the be all and end all. There are, of course, zillions of less photogenic things that are just as worthwhile – like growing home vegetables, recycling and walking kids to school.)
March 12th, 2009 — uncategorized
If anyone saw anything suspicious in the street on Friday night the 6th of March, could you please phone Troy on 6224 6313. Troys Honda CB750 was stolen, and the theives also tried to steal Jodies motorbike too.
Waterworks Garden Group is an informal collective of gardeners who meet to exchange ideas, help and equipment in their gardens in Waterworks community.
Some areas of interest and initiatives for the Group include:
• Seeds and seedling exchange
• Ideas exchange between members by email and face-to-face
• Tools and equipment register and exchange
• Guest speaker sessions
• Exchange/sell/give away excess produce
• Organise bulk purchases e.g. pea straw, manure
• Organise garden tours to see and learn from other people’s patches
• Working bees on projects in each others’ gardens
• Calendar of garden events
• Develop a large community food garden on Waterworks Rd
Click on the ‘food + gardens’ link on this web site to learn what the group is up to at any moment.
Contact Trish (or leave comment below) to become part of the garden group email list.
September 1st, 2008 — uncategorized
Here is photo taken from above quarry site looking up Waterworks Rd in year 1900.
You can click HERE to download a larger format version (1 meg).
And here is a photo taken at same spot last week by Horst at 101.
June 25th, 2008 — uncategorized
A good read if you’re history minded. From Scottish bigamy to freedom of the press in Tas.
(Thanks to Philip at 136 for this)