Printed bottom of original, as caption: “Monday, January 12, 1953… the Mayor, Mr A.W. Parton operates a mechanical digger under the guidance of Mr N. Maddigan to take the first bite in the start of Levin’s sewerage scheme.”
Typed on piece of paper glued to back: “Page 111, Chronicle 1981 Sup.The start of the sewerage system. Mayor A.W. Parton operates the first bite, with digger, under the guidance of N. Maddigan. 12.1.1953.”
Official start of Levin’s sewerage scheme, 12 January, 1953. A crowd watches as the Mayor, Mr A W Parton operates a mechanical digger.
1 B&W photo print copy, mounted (with 2000.018.0239a)
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