Manly Hydraulics Laboratory.

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales

This research facility was established by the Department of Public Works in 1944 to solve hydraulic and coastal engineering problems using physical models and water from the abandoned Manly water supply dam. It became a centre of excellence developing expertise in hydraulic problem-solving, training hydraulic engineers and making major advances in investigative techniques and instrumentation. The laboratory has contributed significantly to the economical design of hydraulic structures within Australia and abroad, and its data collection program is of considerable social and engineering benefit.

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Coordinates S33° 46.865' E151° 15.507'

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Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Engineering Heritage Marker (HEM)
Award Date 6 November 1994
Prominent People
Nomination Document Available here
Ceremony Report Not available
Interpretation Panel As photo attached
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