Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Remnants of Early Hydraulic Power Systems
- Australian Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering
- Description of Work
- Paper presented at the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference (3rd: 2009 : Dunedin)
- vol. 8, no. 1, Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2010, pp. 33-45
This paper briefly outlines the development of water hydraulic power systems and devices during the 19th century, and then describes a range of extant system elements from Australia and New Zealand. The significance of this early motive power technology is underlined by the many end-use applications that evolved, and further work in identifying, recording and, where practicable, conserving extant remnants is advocated.