Kōrero: Sewage, water and waste

Ligar Canal, Auckland

Ligar Canal, Auckland

The Ligar Canal was an infamous open drain that ran along Auckland’s Queen Street. This 1860s photo shows it crossed by rickety footbridges and surrounded by rough fences. The presence of raw sewage in open drains not only made early cities stink – it also led to high rates of disease and death.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero
Reference: 4-400
Photograph by James D. Richardson

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Dirt and disease', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24426/ligar-canal-auckland (accessed 29 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Christine Dann, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010