The first sewerage system in New Zealand was built in Christchurch. It was completed in 1882. This panorama shows the pumping station in Tuam Street under construction. Improvements such as this led to a major decline in the incidence and spread of some infectious diseases.
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Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.